Bassett Collection of Stereoscopic Images of Human Anatomy

Dissection of knee

Interior of right knee joint, posterior view showing capsular ligaments and internal structures

Image #191-2

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

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Dissection of knee
Interior of right knee joint, posterior view showing capsular ligaments and internal structures
Windows have been cut in the joint capsule posterior to the femoral and tibial condyles to expose the interior of the joint and at the same time to preserve the major capsular ligaments posteriorly.
1 . Popliteal femoral surface
2 . Medial superior genicular arteries
3 . Adductor magnus muscle (tendon of insertion)
4 . Articular capsule genus (cut across)
5 . Medial condyle of femur (covered by articular cartilage)
6 . Medial genicular artery (origin in common with lateral superior genicular artery)
7 . Upper pointer: Oblique popliteal ligament Lower pointer: Posterior meniscofemoral ligament
8 . Collateral ligament of tibia
9 . Medial meniscus (pointer indicates area of fusion with articular capsule)
10 . Semimembranosus muscle (tendon of insertion, cut off)
11 . Medial inferior genicular artery
12 . Body of tibia
13 . Lateral superior genicular artery
14 . Lateral epicondyle of femur
15 . Lateral condyle of femur (visible through opening in joint capsule)
16 . Popliteal arcuate ligament
17 . Lateral lemniscus
18 . Collateral ligament of fibula
19 . Popliteus muscle (tendon of origin, cut off)
20 . Lateral inferior genicular artery
21 . Subpopliteal recess
22 . Apex of fibula
23 . Anterior tibial artery
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