Bassett Collection of Stereoscopic Images of Human Anatomy

Dissection of knee

Interior of right knee joint, posterosuperior view with bones separated

Image #191-5

KEYWORDS: Bones joints cartilage, Knee.

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Dissection of knee
Interior of right knee joint, posterosuperior view with bones separated
The femur and tibia have been completely disarticulated. The tibia is viewed from above and behind. The femur has been pulled forward to expose its posteroinferior aspect.
1 . Adductor magnus muscle (tendon cut at insertion)
2 . Capsule of knee joint
3 . Upper pointer: Intercondylar line Lower pointer: Medial genicular artery
4 . Posterior cruciate ligament (divided)
5 . Medial condyle of femur
6 . Tibial collateral ligament
7 . Synovial membrane
8 . Anterior intercondylar area (note the absence of a transverse ligament in this specimen)
9 . Medial meniscus
10 . Medial condyle of tibia (articular surface)
11 . Anterior cruciate ligament (divided)
12 . Upper pointer: Anterior meniscofemoral ligament Lower pointer: Posterior meniscofemoral ligament
13 . Body of tibia
14 . Medial superior genicular artery
15 . Lateral superior genicular artery
16 . Lateral condyle of femur
17 . Collateral ligament of fibula (divided)
18 . Popliteus muscle (tendon of origin)
19 . Patellar ligament (cut off)
20 . Lateral meniscus
21 . Articular surface on inner surface of tendon of popliteus muscle
22 . Lateral condyle of tibia (articular surface)
23 . Lateral inferior genicular artery
24 . Popliteal arcuate ligament (cut at attachment to apex of fibula)
25 . Subpopliteal recess
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