The Knee Joint

  • Jacques Guyot


The knee is the largest and most complex joint in the human body. It is superficial and particularly exposed to risk of injury. The knee controls the length of the lower limb as well as maintains its stability when taking a step. The knee must reconcile contradictory requirements of stability and shortening of the limb. The considerable biomechanical demands impose coordination among the muscles, ligaments and bones comprising the joint.


Knee Joint Posterior Cruciate Ligament Lateral Meniscus Medial Meniscus Common Peroneal Nerve 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jacques Guyot
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  1. 1.Faculté de Médecine, Laboratoire d’AnatomieUniversité de Franche-Comte BesançonBesançon CedexFrance

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