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Flashcards in The Knee Joint Deck (10):
1

What movements are possible at the knee?

Flexion
Extension

2

What plane does the knee move in?

Saggital Plane

3

When the knee is flexed, what other types of movement does it allow?

Limited Medial & Lateral rotational movement

4

What type of joint is the Knee Joint?

Hinge

5

What bones does the Knee Joint consist of?

Femur & Tibia

6

Which is the load bearing bone of the lower leg?

Tibia

7

What are the names of the 4 main ligaments attached at the Knee?

ACL - Anterior Cruciate Ligament
PCL - Posterior Cruciate Ligament
LCL - Lateral Cruciate Ligament
MCL - Medial Cruciate Ligament

8

What kind of movement carries the greatest risk to the knee ligaments?

Rotational

9

What is the name of the extra cartilage in the knee joint that provides additional protection and shock absorption?

Meniscus

10

What are the 3 types of Bursa that reduce friction in the Knee?

Supra patellar Bursa
Pre patella Bursa
Infra patella Bursa