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Meniscal Tears: Causes and Symptoms

The menisci are crescent-shaped pads of cartilage within the knee joint, positioned between the thigh bone and the shin bone. You have one meniscus on each side of your knee – the medial on the inside and the lateral on the outside. They act as shock absorbers cushioning the joint as you walk or run…

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