What are menisci in the knee? These are a pair of complex tissue located between the thigh bone (femur) and the shin bone (tibia). This tissue is shaped like a letter “C”, and their purpose is to reduce the compressive load that the cartilage must endure.
In young people, sports (such as basketball, football, soccer and skiing ) are the most common cause of meniscal injuries.
Symptoms of injury include:
- locking of the knee
- pain along the joint line