By the end of this Section, you will understand what has motivated your instructor to build a course like this.
This course will describe to you those structures that allow a smooth and full motion of the knee, and particularly the soft tissue structures such as the joint capsule surrounding the cavity of the knee joint and the structures intimately related to the kneecap.
At the end of this course, you should be able to:
- understand the key role of the joint capsule, and how it both contains the internal structures and lubricates the process of joint movement
- see how important the patella is in relation to knee movement, and how intimately it is associated with the quadriceps muscle, and the tendons above and below it
- have an idea about the anatomy of the fat pad and the anterior interval
- realise that the cruciate ligaments both allow movement and contain movement
- know where the menisci are and what their role is with regard to knee movement and knee stability