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Anatomy of the knee

Friday, August 27th, 2010

It is common to hear that someone has a problem with his knee, familiar with terms such as sprains, cruciate ligament tears, meniscal injuries or osteoarthritis, but not always know which anatomical structure referred to the injury.

Anatomy of the knee

Here in general such as the knee joint, the largest of all the joints of the body. It connects the thigh and leg can be divided into two halves, an upper half, or femoral meniscal proximal and lower distal or meniscotibial.

They are part of this joint the distal femur, proximal tibia and patella. These bones are associated in close contact with each other. To ensure that contact between the surfaces produces a subtle movement and pain in the knee joint, like all the joint surfaces in the body, they use a very soft, whitish hyaline cartilage layer. (more…)

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