Desgarros de menisco

El desgarro de menisco es una lesión del cartílago que absorbe impactos en la rodilla. El menisco es un cartílago fibroso en forma de C que se encuentra en ciertas articulaciones, formando un cojinete entre los huesos. El menisco también sirve como sistema de absorción de impactos, ayuda a la lubricación de la articulación y limita la flexión y extensión de la articulación.Desgarros de menisco

Revision

Last reviewed 6/13/2010 by Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Medical Director, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, University of Washington, School of Medicine; Benjamin Ma, MD, Assistant Professor, Chief, Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service, UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.

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