Dissection of knee

Interior of right knee joint, lateral view

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Dissection of knee
Interior of right knee joint, lateral view
The joint capsule (3) has been opened to reveal the internal contours of the joint in relation to the ligaments on its lateral aspect.
1 . Body of femur
2 . Lateral superior genicular artery
3 . Margin of Articular capsule
4 . Lateral epicondyle of femur
5 . Collateral ligament of fibula
6 . Tendon of popliteus muscle (upper pointer, extracapsular portion; lower pointer, portion covered by reflection of synovial membrane)
7 . Lateral condyle of femur
8 . Popliteal arcuate ligament
9 . Biceps femoris muscle (tendon of insertion, cut off)
10 . Anterior head of fibula ligament.
11 . Apex of fibula.
12 . Anterior tibial recurrent artery
13 . Suprapatellar bursa
14 . Tendon of quadriceps muscle
15 . Patellar articular surface
16 . Space occupied by infrapatellar fat body
17 . Patellar ligament
18 . Lateral meniscus
19 . Lateral condyle of tibia (articular surface)
20 . Articular capsule (coronary ligament)
21 . Tibial tuberosity