Bassett Collection of Stereoscopic Images of Human Anatomy

Dissection of knee

Superficial vessels and nerves of left knee; patellar retinaculum; iliotibial tract, lateral view

Image #189-5

KEYWORDS: Bones joints cartilage, Knee, Peripheral nervous system, Vasculature.

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Dissection of knee
Superficial vessels and nerves of left knee; patellar retinaculum; iliotibial tract, lateral view
The lateral patellar retinaculum (4) and the lower part of the iliotibial tract (2) reinforce the knee joint laterally.
1 . Quadriceps femoris muscle (tendon of insertion)
2 . Iliotibial tract
3 . Patella
4 . Lateral patellar retinaculum
5 . Infrapatellar branch of saphenous nerve
6 . Patellar ligament
7 . Perforating veins
8 . Crural fascia
9 . Semimembranosus muscle (in background)
10 . Biceps femoris muscle
11 . Lateral cutaneous sural nerve
12 . Common peroneal nerve
13 . Location of head of fibula
14 . Cutaneous branches of common peroneal nerve
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