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  1. 9 November, 2020

    Ansu Fati’s meniscus injury: What happened and what are the treatment options?

    Lesión de menisco ansu fati

    The meniscus is a structure of elastic consistency that is located between the femur and the tibia and that acts as a shock absorber. It is specially shaped like a crescent so that the femur fits perfectly with the tibia. We have 2 menisci in each knee, one external and one internal. The most common cause of meniscus injury is a knee twist, as happened on this occasion. Ansu Fati’s meniscus injury occurred when, his foot was on the ground and due to contact with the opponent, the knee turned in an unnatural way, causing the consequent meniscus injury. It is for this reason that footballers, who anticipate a contact, try to lift their feet off the ground. By doing so, they avoid this type of injury or even more serious ones associated with other structures of the knee. As such, a meniscus injury can be associated with a tear of ligaments (anterior cruciate, internal lateral) and / or the articular cartilage. Read more…