The lateral meniscus is the meniscus on the lateral (outer) side.

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Clearing up confusion about knee cartilage

It is a source of perpetual frustration to me that doctors fail to clarify in patient's minds the difference between the two kinds of knee cartilage - the articular cartiage covering the ends of the long bones and the meniscal cartilage which forms the shock absorber of the knee.

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Meniscus from top

Another view of the 'knee cartilages'.

Meniscus from side

Overview of the anatomy of the 'knee cartilages'.

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