Free and printable knee diagram is here for you to print with high quality design, picture, and definition. To help you learning more about the anatomy of the knee, a diagram will help much in easing your study. Knee anatomy is about the structure of the knee and the parts that makeup the knee. The first look of the diagram can be seen in the following image. Just scroll down!
The knee is part of a chain that includes the pelvis, hip, and upper leg above, and the lower leg, ankle and foot below. All of these work together and depend on each other for function and movement. The knee is one of the largest and most complex joints in the body. It joins the thigh bone (femur) to the shin bone (tibia). The smaller bone that runs alongside the tibia (fibula) and the kneecap (patella) are the other bones that make the knee joint. Tendons connect the knee bones to the leg muscles that move the knee joint. You’ll know more about the details by studying it from these knee diagrams.
As an additional information, the knee is a complex pivotal hinge joint that connects the bones in the upper and lower leg, comprised of muscle, ligaments, tendons, and the meeting of four bones: the femur, tibia, fibula, and patella. It is the largest joint in the body. Two concave pads of cartilage (strong, flexible tissue) called menisci minimize the friction created at the meeting of the ends of the tibia and femur. More diagrams are posted in the following images.
There are also several key ligaments, a type of fibrous connective tissue, that connect these bones. The four key ligaments of the knee are: Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), Medial collateral ligament (MCL), Lateral collateral ligament (LCL), Posterior cruciate ligament (PCL). Well, so that is, you can print and use these knee diagram for any educational or evaluational process. Have a great day!