What is a meniscus?
The meniscus in the knee acts as a shock absorber between the bones, helping the joint glide easily and without pain. Each knee has two menisci which are wedge-shaped fibrocartilage discs. They are tough and rubbery, providing structural integrity to the knee joint when it is under tension or torsion (twisting). Dr. Armando Vidal, orthopedic knee specialist, serving patients in Vail, Aspen and the surrounding Denver, Colorado communities understands the meniscus and it is very important function in the knee. He specializes in meniscal injuries and meniscal preservation.