Bassett Collection of Stereoscopic Images of Human Anatomy

Dissection of knee

Interior of right knee joint, anterior view showing relations of ligaments to internal structures

Image #190-7

KEYWORDS: Bones joints cartilage, Knee, Muscles and tendons.

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Dissection of knee
Interior of right knee joint, anterior view showing relations of ligaments to internal structures
In this specimen, shown previously in view 189-7, the iliotibial tract and the patellar retinacula have been removed. The joint capsule has been opened to reveal the extent of the joint cavity anteriorly (5, 9, 17, 21) in relation to the collateral ligaments 97,18) and menisci (8, 19).
1 . Body of femur
2 . Quadriceps tendon
3 . Lateral superior genicular artery
4 . Lateral epicondyle of femur
5 . Articular capsule (cut margins of articular capsule)
6 . Lateral condyle of femur (pointer on articular cartilage)
7 . Collateral ligament of fibula
8 . Upper pointer: Lateral meniscus Lower pointer: Lateral inferior genicular artery
9 . Upper pointer: Lateral condyle of tibia (pointer on articular cartilage) Lower pointer: Articular capsule (cut to open joint cavity below meniscus)
10 . Biceps femoris muscle (tendon of insertion)
11 . Head of fibula
12 . Tibial tuberosity
13 . Anterior tibial recurrent artery
14 . Patella
15 . Medial superior genicular artery
16 . Medial epicondyle of femur
17 . Articular capsule (cut margin)
18 . Collateral ligament of tibia
19 . Medial meniscus
20 . Medial condyle of tibia (articular surface)
21 . Articular capsule (cut to open joint cavity below medial meniscus)
22 . Patellar ligament
23 . Medial inferior genicular artery
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