CF, do you have some illustrations showing how the meniscus cartilage and the articulate cartilage work together?
The articulate cartilage is fixed on the bone ends, more part of the bone. The meniscus cartilage is in between them, sort of tied down at its ends. The meniscus is freer to move around within the knee joint and that's probably one reason that the meniscus injury is the most common knee injury.
I had 30-40% (surgeon's estimate) of my right meniscus removed 12 years ago. I'm not young, have played a lot of tennis and the knee feels fine. I asked my Dr, also the surgeon, how much of the meniscus could be removed and still have it function, he said 85%. I have never accepted that.
Last edited by Chas Tennis : 09-07-2012 at 08:28 PM.