Meniscuses are thin bursas that appear as "C" letter formation in the intersection point of our two biggest bones on the knee area. They play a role in the creation of a compatible joint between the femur and tibia on the knee, which aids in load carrying, multidirectional rotation and providing a power balance between the femur and tibia.
Knee twisting in mutual contact sports like football, folding with immediate movements and loading on a single knee may cause meniscus lacerations. This injury may accompany anterior cruciate ligament injuries in sportsmen. In the advanced age group, meniscuses may be lacerated without any trauma, but merely from knee degeneration or cartilage damage.