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1

Why is the Joint capsule Deficient on the LATERAL Condyle?

For passage of the Popliteal Tendon

2

The Popliteal Veins are formed from what?

Venae Comitantes of ANT/POST Tibial Arteries

3

Where does the Popliteal vein become the Femoral Vein?

ADDUCTOR Hiatus

4

Contents of the Popliteal Fossa

- Fat

- Lymph nodes

- Popliteal Bursa

- Tibial Nerve, Popliteal Vein, Popliteal Artery (Sup. To Deep)

- PERONEAL (Fibular) Nerve

- Saphenous vein

5

The Sural (CALF) nerve is formed by what?

Communicating branches from:

- Tibial Nerve

- PERONEAL (Fibular) Nerve

6

Purpose of the Cruciate Ligaments

- ANT. crux prevents BACKWARD sliding of femur and tibia


- POST. crux prevents FORWARD sliding femur and tibia

7

The Tibial plateaus are separated by what?

Interconylar Tubercles

8

Where are the Crutiate Ligaments located?

- INSIDE the Joint Capsule


- OUTSIDE the Synovial Membrane

9

The femoral condyles are separated by what?

Intercondylar Fossa

10

Fxn of the Menisci

- Enhance Stability of the knee

- Distribute weight

- Reduce FRICTION b/w articular surfaces

11

What is the Popliteal fossa

- It is the POSTERIOR aspect of the knee

- It is a deep recess formed by the borders of 4 muscles

12

The popliteal artery os a continuation of what?

Femoral Artery

13

What are the articulating surfaces of the Knee joint?

- Femoral condyles

- Tibial Plateaus