Learn more about the structures of knee using these free and printable diagrams of knee! These knee diagrams are designed to guide you in studying the parts in the anatomy of knee. Follow our diagrams in the following images and make sure you know well about knee anatomy!
Follow our diagrams of knee to know more about knee joint, muscle, and ligaments. The knee is the meeting place of two important bones in the leg, the femur (the thighbone) and the tibia (the shinbone). The patella (or kneecap, as it is commonly called) is made of bone and sits in front of the knee. The knee joint is an incredibly strong, intricate and complex part of human anatomy. It is the largest joint in the human body. Its role is to provide strength, support, and flexibility while standing, walking, and bending down. The knee is a hinge joint, meaning it allows the leg to extend and bend in one direction. Take a look at the following knee diagrams.
The bones must maintain their strength and smooth surface in order to move easily against each other. Development of boney growths, called osteophytes or bone spurs, may impede this function and cause pain. The cartilage must be smooth and strong to allow the bones to move against each other, acting as the hinge in the joint, without too much friction. The muscles – which include the quadriceps muscles in front of the knee and the hamstrings on the back of the knee – must be both flexible to allow normal range of motion and strong to adequately support the knee joint. The multiple ligaments and tendons around the knee must be strong to bind the knee joint together and encapsulate it in a tough but flexible structure. The largest tendon in the knee is the patellar tendon, which covers the kneecap, runs up the thigh, and attaches to the quadriceps.
You can choose any kind of knee diagrams by clicking on the image and save it for free. All images are provided in high definition and quality. Find other kinds of educational diagrams on the other posts in this site!