The mensicus are our shock absorbers in the knee. They help to create a secure and stable platform for the femur (leg bone) to connect withe the tibia in the lower leg We do everything we can to try and avoid injury to the meniscus. Sadly this is not easy as discs in our body age and deteriorate from the minute we start jumping and running and being human! Meniscus tears are a major issue for most of us who are involved in sport and primarily in squatting. That pretty much covers the entire population!