Anatomy and Biomechanics of the Knee

  • D. E. Bonasia
  • P. Rossi
  • R. Rossi


An understanding of the knee’s fundamental anatomy and biomechanics serves as the basis for the clinical examination, therapeutic indications, surgical approaches, and successful operative techniques. In this chapter, the clinically relevant aspects of the anatomy and biomechanics of the knee joint are presented. Particular emphasis has been placed on the bony anatomy, menisci, cruciate ligaments, medial and lateral aspects of the knee, and neurovascular structures. The basic science of the patellofemoral joint is described in a separate section.


Anterior Cruciate Ligament Knee Flexion Posterior Cruciate Ligament Lateral Meniscus Medial Meniscus 
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  • P. Rossi
  • R. Rossi

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