Gross anatomy means anatomy that you can see with your eyes, not needing to use a microscope to see the individual cells.


External inspection, Dissection, Imaging

Gross anatomy would include looking at the knee, and asking the life patient to move, perhaps while resisting certain movements to better understand the integrity of muscles, tendons and bones. More detailed anatomy could be understood during live surgery, or in the cadaver during dissecton. Imaging techniques such as X-ray, CT scan and MRI will give further information.


Knee Anatomy

Simplified anatomy of the knee, with illustrations.

An interpretation of a published medical article on the posteromedial corner of the knee.

An 'interpretation' of a 2008 medical publications of the anatomical structure of the lateral retinaculum as found in cadaver dissections.