Ask a Sports Medicine Doctor column: What to do with a missing meniscus

Ask a Sports Medicine Doctor column: What to do with a missing meniscus
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By caramie schnell

Question: I tore my meniscus and had to have it removed due to severe knee pain some years ago. Can a meniscus substitute be implanted into my knee? Answer: The meniscus is a tough, rubbery, half moon shaped cartilage in the knee. There are two meniscus cartilages with one sandwiched between the femur and the tibia on the inside of the knee (the medial meniscus) and the other one on the outside of the knee (the lateral meniscus). The meniscus is a critical shock absorber cartilage that protects the coating cartilage or articular cartilage on the ends of the femur …

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