II. Anatomy: Knee

  1. Bone
    1. orthoAnteriorBoneHip.jpgAlso available as a Poster size image. See printing instructions and image restrictions.
    2. orthoPosteriorBoneHip.jpgAlso available as a Poster size image. See printing instructions and image restrictions.
    3. orthoLegTibiaCondylesGrayBB257.gifLewis (1918) Gray's Anatomy 20th ed (in public domain at Yahoo or BartleBy)
  2. Ligaments
    1. KneeAnatomyLigaments.gif
    2. orthoLegKneeRtLigamentsAntGrayBB345.gifLewis (1918) Gray's Anatomy 20th ed (in public domain at Yahoo or BartleBy)
    3. orthoLegKneeRtPostLigamentsGrayBB346.gifLewis (1918) Gray's Anatomy 20th ed (in public domain at Yahoo or BartleBy)
  3. Cartilage
    1. orthoLegKneeRtAntCartilageGrayBB347.gifLewis (1918) Gray's Anatomy 20th ed (in public domain at Yahoo or BartleBy)
    2. orthoLegKneeRtPostCartilageGrayBB348.gifLewis (1918) Gray's Anatomy 20th ed (in public domain at Yahoo or BartleBy)
    3. orthoLegKneeRtSupCartilageGrayBB349.gifLewis (1918) Gray's Anatomy 20th ed (in public domain at Yahoo or BartleBy)
  4. Capsule
    1. orthoLegKneeRtAntCapsuleGrayBB351.gifLewis (1918) Gray's Anatomy 20th ed (in public domain at Yahoo or BartleBy)
    2. orthoLegKneeRtPostCapsuleGrayBB352.gifLewis (1918) Gray's Anatomy 20th ed (in public domain at Yahoo or BartleBy)

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Ontology: Knee joint (C0022745)

Definition (NCI) A joint connecting the lower part of the femur with the upper part of the tibia. The lower part of the femur and the upper part of the tibia are attached to each other by ligaments. Other structures of the knee joint include the upper part of the fibula, located below and parallel to the tibia, and the patella which moves as the knee bends.
Definition (NCI) A joint connecting the lower part of the femur with the upper part of the tibia. The lower part of the femur and the upper part of the tibia are attached to each other by ligaments. Other structures of the knee joint include the upper part of the fibula, located below and parallel to the tibia, and the patella which moves as the knee bends. (NCI)
Concepts Body Space or Junction (T030)
MSH D007719
SnomedCT 49076000
HL7 KNEEJ
English Joint, Knee, Joints, Knee, Knee Joint, Knee Joints, Knee joint, NOS, Stifle joint, NOS, Genual joint, Knee, Articulatio genus, KNEE JOINT, knee joints, knee joint, Knee joint, Knee joint structure, Knee joint structure (body structure)
Swedish Knäled
Czech kolenní kloub
Finnish Polvinivel
Russian KOLENNYI SUSTAV, КОЛЕННЫЙ СУСТАВ
Croatian KOLJENSKI ZGLOB
Latvian Ceļa locītava
Polish Staw kolanowy
Spanish articulación de la rodilla, estructura de la articulación de la rodilla (estructura corporal), estructura de la articulación de la rodilla, Articulación de la Rodilla, Articulacion de la Rodilla
French Articulation du genou
German Articulatio genus, Kniegelenk
Italian Articolazione del ginocchio
Dutch Kniegewricht
Portuguese Articulação do Joelho

Ontology: Knee Injuries and Disorders (C1456855)

Definition (MEDLINEPLUS)

Your knee joint is made up of bone, cartilage, ligaments and fluid. Muscles and tendons help the knee joint move. When any of these structures is hurt or diseased, you have knee problems. Knee problems can cause pain and difficulty walking.

Arthritis is the most common disease that affects bones in your knees. The cartilage in the knee gradually wears away, causing pain and swelling. Injuries to ligaments and tendons also cause knee problems. A common injury is to the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL). You usually injure your ACL by a sudden twisting motion. ACL and other knee injuries are common sports injuries.

Treatment of knee problems depends on the cause. In some cases your doctor may recommend knee replacement.

Concepts Injury or Poisoning (T037)
English Knee Injuries and Disorders