Knee MRI

MRI images of torn meniscus

Courtesy of Intermountain Medical Imaging, Boise, Idaho. All rights reserved.

Figure 1 is a side view of the knee that shows the normal location of the outside, or lateral, meniscus. Figure 2 is a similar view that shows a piece of meniscus that has been torn and moved.

Current as of: September 23, 2020

Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:
Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine
Donald Sproule MDCM, CCFP - Family Medicine
Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine
Martin J. Gabica MD - Family Medicine
Howard Schaff MD - Diagnostic Radiology

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