joint meniscus


joint meniscus
articular m.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • Joint dislocation — Classification and external resources A traumatic dislocation of the tibiotalar joint of the ankle with distal fibular fracture. Open arrow marks the tibia and the closed arrow marks the talus. ICD …   Wikipedia

  • meniscus — [mə nis′kəs] n. pl. meniscuses or menisci [mi nis′ī΄] [ModL < Gr mēniskos, dim. of mēnē, the MOON] 1. a crescent or crescent shaped thing 2. a lens convex on one side and concave on the other: see LENS 3. fibrous cartilage within a joint, esp …   English World dictionary

  • Meniscus (anatomy) — For other uses, see Meniscus, Lens (optics)#Types of simple lenses, and Meniscus Film Festival. Meniscus (anatomy) Head of right tibia seen from above, showing menisci and attachments of ligaments …   Wikipedia

  • Meniscus — The word meniscus comes from the Greek and refers to a crescent shaped structure. Today a meniscus is something that is shaped like a crescent moon or a croissant pastry. A meniscus can be an anatomic feature. For example, the medial meniscus of… …   Medical dictionary

  • joint — /joynt/, n. 1. the place at which two things, or separate parts of one thing, are joined or united, either rigidly or in such a way as to permit motion; juncture. 2. a connection between pieces of wood, metal, or the like, often reinforced with… …   Universalium

  • Meniscus, lateral knee — The word meniscus refers to a crescent shaped structure. The lateral meniscus of the knee is a thickened crescent shaped cartilage pad between the two joints formed by the femur (the thigh bone) and the tibia (the shin bone). The meniscus acts as …   Medical dictionary

  • Meniscus, medial knee — The word meniscus refers to a crescent shaped structure. The medial meniscus of the knee is a thickened crescent shaped cartilage pad between the two joints formed by the femur (the thigh bone) and the tibia (the shin bone). The meniscus acts as… …   Medical dictionary

  • Meniscus injury — Injuries to the crescent shaped cartilage pads between the two joints formed by the femur (the thigh bone) and the tibia (the shin bone). The meniscus acts as a smooth surface for the joint to move on. The two menisci are easily injured by the… …   Medical dictionary

  • Joint, knee — The knee joint has three parts. The thigh bone (the femur) meets the large shin bone (the tibia) to form the main knee joint. This joint has an inner (medial) and an outer (lateral) compartment. The kneecap (the patella) joins the femur to form a …   Medical dictionary


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