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    Meisci; Cruciate ligaments of the knee

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    What is the specific role of the meisci of the knee (articular discs)? Of the anterior and posterior cruciate ligaments?

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    The Menisci of the Knee

    The menisci are also called articular discs. There are two of them, the medial meniscus and the lateral meniscus. They are made of fibrocartilage and lie between the tibial and femoral condyles. They help to compensate for the irregular shapes of the articulating bones and help circulate synovial ...

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    This solution discusses meisci of the knee and cruciate ligaments of the knee.