Meniscus

The meniscus is a c-shaped piece of cartilage in the knee.

The meniscus is a c-shaped piece of cartilage in your knee joint. You have two in each knee.

The meniscus forms a tough but flexible cushion between the bones in your knee to protect the joint. The meniscus:
  • Acts like a shock-absorber
  • Helps distribute the weight to the cartilage
  • Helps to stabilize your knee joint
  • Can tear and limit your ability to flex and extend your knee