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Anatomy of the knee joint

The knee is one of the largest joints in the body and a frequent site of injury, such as patellar dislocations, ACL and meniscal tears. Both traumatic and degenerative injury can lead to cartilage defects. Depending on the degree of damage and patient age, the defects can be treated with cartilage transplants or joint replacement surgery.


The following pages will provide you with information on the important anatomical structures of the knee joint, including:

- Bones (Femur, Tibia and Patella)

- Ligaments (Anterior Cruciate Ligament/ACL)

- Meniscus

- Articular (hyaline) cartilage