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Flashcards in Intra-articular Ligaments of the Knee Deck (18):
1

Intra-articular ligaments of the knee are extrasynovial. TRUE or FALSE

TRUE: they are not within the synovial envelope

2

Name the 3 intra-articular ligaments

1. Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL)
2. Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL)
3. Menisci

3

*Which ligament is in the anterior intercondylar area of the tibia to posterior part of medial side of lateral femoral condyle?

1. Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL)
2. Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL)
3. Menisci

1. Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL)

4

*Which ligament is slack in flexion and taut in extension?

1. Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL)
2. Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL)
3. Menisci

1. Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL)

5

*Which ligament prevents anterior displacement of tibia on femur and knee (hyperextension)?

1. Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL)
2. Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL)
3. Menisci

1. Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL)

6

*Which ligament is in posterior intercondylar area of tibia to anterior part of lateral surface of medial femoral condyle?

1. Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL)
2. Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL)
3. Menisci

2. Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL)

7

*Which ligament is taut in flexion?

1. Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL)
2. Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL)
3. Menisci

2. Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL)

8

*Which ligament prevents hyperflexion of knee?

1. Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL)
2. Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL)
3. Menisci

2. Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL)

9

What are the crescent shaped plates of fibrocartilage on the articular surface of the tibia that serve to deepen the surface & attenuate compressive forces ("shock absorbers")?

menisci

10

What ligaments attach to the menisci to the tibial condyles on the periphery?

coronary ligaments

11

What ligaments of the knee tethers the menisci together anteriorly?

transverse ligament of the knee

12

Which meniscus is C-shaped?

medial meniscus

13

Which meniscus is adhered to the deep surface of the tibial collateral ligament?

medial meniscus

14

Which meniscus is circular shaped?

lateral meniscus

15

Which meniscus is smallest?

lateral meniscus

16

Which meniscus moves more freely?

lateral meniscus

17

Which meniscus is separated from the fibular collateral ligament by the tendon of popliteus?

lateral meniscus

18

Which meniscus contains the small ligamentous band, the POSTERIOR MENISCOFEMORAL LIGAMENT, which extends from the posterior aspect of the lateral meniscus to the PCL and medial femoral condyle?

lateral meniscus