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Knee, patella, menisci, ligaments

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Department
Biomedical Science
Course
BMS 301
Professor
Mark Frasier
Semester
Fall

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31 August Knee Bear body weight 3 joints Hinge between femur and tibia Pivot (rotation) between femur and tibia Gliding between patella and femur Great leverage Strength Depends upon muscles, particularly quadriceps and hamstrings 13 bursae (synovial sacs) Reduce friction Between tendons and bones, tendons and tendons, bones and skin Bursitis – when they are inflamed Patella Sesamoid bone (largest in body) Embedded in tendon of quads Reduces friction of quad tendon Protects knee joint Increases leverage of quads by projecting tendon anteriorally (pushes it out forward) Patellar ligament runs from patella to tibia Menisci Moonshaped Medial – C shaped Attached firmly Lateral – more circular Attached more loosely Higher on outside, lower on
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