Anatomy of the Knee

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The knee is the body's largest joint. It's the place where three bones meet: the tibia, the femur and the patella. The knee is a "hinge" joint. It allows the leg to bend in one direction only. Let's take a closer look at the main parts of the knee's anatomy.

What is the anatomy of the knee?

This detailed video describes the anatomy of the knee, including its bones, articular cartilage, menisci, cruciate ligaments, collateral ligaments, and patella. The knees must support your body's weight as you stand, walk, run and jump. Because they bear such a heavy load, the knees are vulnerable to injury and to osteoarthritis.