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  • n. Plural form of meniscus.


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  • Gilbert probably had the most important meniscus (es/menisci) in the greater DC metro area.

    Matthew Yglesias » When It Rains

  • Your knees each have two shock absorbers that form the shape of a C—called the medial and lateral menisci.

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  • In addition to the usual provision for articulation of bones there are situated cartilaginous _menisci_ between the condyles of the femur and the head of the tibia.

    Lameness of the Horse Veterinary Practitioners' Series, No. 1

  • Between the articular facets, but nearer the posterior than the anterior aspect of the bone, is the intercondyloid eminence (spine of tibia), surmounted on either side by a prominent tubercle, on to the sides of which the articular facets are prolonged; in front of and behind the intercondyloid eminence are rough depressions for the attachment of the anterior and posterior cruciate ligaments and the menisci.

    II. Osteology. 6c. 5. The Tibia

  • The central portions of these facets articulate with the condyles of the femur, while their peripheral portions support the menisci of the knee-joint, which here intervene between the two bones.

    II. Osteology. 6c. 5. The Tibia

  • On either side of the joint, the synovial membrane passes downward from the femur, lining the capsule to its point of attachment to the menisci; it may then be traced over the upper surfaces of these to their free borders, and thence along their under surfaces to the tibia (Figs. 351, 352).

    III. Syndesmology. 7b. The Knee-joint

  • —The menisci are two crescentic lamellæ, which serve to deepen the surfaces of the head of the tibia for articulation with the condyles of the femur.

    III. Syndesmology. 7b. The Knee-joint

  • In addition to the rotatory movements associated with the completion of extension and the initiation of flexion, rotation inward or outward can be effected when the joint is partially flexed; these movements take place mainly between the tibia and the menisci, and are freest when the leg is bent at right angles with the thigh.

    III. Syndesmology. 7b. The Knee-joint

  • The upper surfaces of the menisci are concave, and in contact with the condyles of the femur; their lower surfaces are flat, and rest upon the head of the tibia; both surfaces are smooth, and invested by synovial membrane.

    III. Syndesmology. 7b. The Knee-joint

  • Head of right tibia seen from above, showing menisci and attachments of ligaments.

    Illustrations. Fig. 349


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