Knee anatomy is the structure of the various components of the knee.
|The joint is fundamentally unstable with the rounded ends of the femur articulating with the flat top of the tibia. As the knee bends and straightens, the patella glides along a groove in the femur.||The internal structures are contained within a waterproof sealed capsule, the inner lining of which secretes the joint fluid that lubricates the joint.||The joint is stabilised with internal ligaments, such as the cruciate ligaments, as well as external ligaments such as the collateral ligaments.|
The knee meniscus: structure-function, pathophysiology, current repair techniques, and prospects for regeneration. Makris EA, Hadidi P and Athanasiou KA. Biomaterials. 2011 Oct; 32(30): 7411–7431.
See also -
- Collateral ligament
- Cruciate ligament
- Anterolateral corner
- Posterolateral corner
- Extensor mechanism