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Where are the Medial & Lateral collateral ligaments?
On side of knee w/knee bent. Is the soft area btwn Fibia & tibia.

Medial collateral lig. Runs btwn medial epicondyle of femur & medial tibia

Lat coll. lig runs from lateral epicondyle of femur to head of fibula.
Where are the anterior & posterior Cruciate ligaments?
Run between the intercondylar eminence of the tibia & the femoral condyles
What & Where are the Menisci?
Pieces of fibrocartilage located on condyles of tibia. Is thicker at the perimeter and thinner toward the middle. (medial & lateral)
What 4 muscles make up the anterior muscles of the knee (the quadriceps)?
Vastus Lateralis
Intermedius
Medialis
Rectus femoris
Where to the quadriceps attach?
A 4 muscles attach to the patella, which attaches to the tibial tuberosity through the patellar tendon.
What are the posterior muscles of the knee?
Popliteus
Plantaris
What is the purpose of the Popliteus?
To lock and unlock the knee
WHere is the popliteus located?
Runs btwn lateral femoral condyle and posterior tibia below the condyles.
Where is the plantaris?
From the femur to the calcaneus (heel bone) via a tendon that merges w/Achilles tendon
What 3 muscles are knee extensors?
Vastus Lateralis
Vastus Intermedius
Vastus Medialis
Name the muscles that flex the knee.
Popliteus
Plantaris
What type of joint is the knee?
A synovial hinge joint, formed by the articulation of the femur and tibia (not fibia)