Anatomy of the Knee
The knee joint is more than a simple hinge joint. It is designed to carry much of the force of bending such as stair climbing and rising from a seated position.
Knees are a functional combination of following elements:
- Articular Cartilage
How the Knee Works
To understand the functions, conditions, surgeries & procedures of the knee, I have included an interactive animated presentation.
The knee is the largest and most commonly injured joint in the body joint. Common sports injuries include:
- Meniscal tears
- Damage to the articular cartilage
- Anterior cruciate ligament injuries
- Medial ligament injuries
- Posterior cruciate ligament injuries
- Complex ligament injuries