Different effects of the lateral meniscus complete radial tear on the load distribution and transmission functions depending on the tear site.

Most of the load onto the tibiofemoral joint is transmitted through the menisci. The load distribution and transmission functions are pivotal roles of the meniscus for cartilage protection and joint preservation. Radial tear of the meniscus disrupts the integrity of the circumferential collagen fibers and has a detrimental effect on the load distribution and transmission […]