What is the structure of the knee?
The knee is an articulation consisting of the final part of the femur, the initial part of the tibia, and the patella. The articular surfaces of these 3 bone structures are coated with a cartilage which is a smooth tissue that facilitates their movement.
The meniscus is two semicircular rings of fibro cartilage interposed between femur and tibia; they contribute to the stability of the knee.
Four ligaments, the anterior and posterior, the medial, and lateral, are stretched between the femur and tibia ensuring the stability of the knee.
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