• Knee
  • ACL
  • ACL Reconstruction with
    Allografts and LARS Ligaments
  • Acute
    Knee Injury Clinic
  • Partial
    Knee Replacement
  • Knee
  • Hip Replacement &
  • Skiing and
  • Revision Knee
  • Revision Hip
  • Anterior Minimally
    Invasive Hip Replacement
  • Computer
    Assisted Surgery

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:

  • Bones
  • Articular Cartilage
  • Menisci
  • Ligaments
  • Muscles

How the Knee Works

To understand the functions, conditions, surgeries & procedures of the knee, I have included an interactive animated presentation.

Knee Injuries

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
  • Fractures
  • St Vincent's Hospital Sydney
  • Macquarie University Hospital
  • Australian Orthopaedic Association
  • The Royal College of Surgeond of Edinburgh
  • Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
  • The Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland
  • Sydney University Football Club
  • Bulldogs
  • Cronulla Sharks
  • Moximed