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Knee Conditions Chapter 15. Anatomy Large synovial joint Two condylar articulations Medial tibiofemoral joint Lateral tibiofemoral joint Gliding joint.

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1 Knee Conditions Chapter 15

2 Anatomy Large synovial joint Two condylar articulations Medial tibiofemoral joint Lateral tibiofemoral joint Gliding joint Patellofemoral joint

3 Bones Femur Medial epicondyle Lateral epicondyle Linea aspera Tibia Medial tibial plateau Lateral tibial plateau Fibula

4 Tibiofemoral Joint Modified hinge joint allowing some lateral and rotational motions to occur as well. Lateral epicondyle is larger than medial. Because of size difference there is a screwing home mechanism to bring the knee into full extension.

5 Menisci Semilunar fibrocartilage (half moon shapes) Attach to the superior plateaus of the tibia. Absorption and dissipation of force Lubrication Medial meniscus is semicircular and attaches to the medial collateral ligament Lateral meniscus is almost a complete circle and attaches to the posterior cruciate ligament

6 Bursae Suprapatellar bursa, lies between the femur and quadriceps femoris tendon Subpopliteal bursa, lies between the femur and the popliteal muscle Semimembranosus bursa, lies between the medial head of the gastrocnemius and the semimembranosus tendon. Prepatellar bursa, lies between the skin and the anterior surface of the patella

7 Bursae continued Superficial infrapatellar bursa is located between the skin and the patellar tendon. Deep infrapatellar bursa is located between the tibial tubercle and the infrapatellar tendon.

8 Ligaments Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL), attaches anteriorly on the tibia, and to the posterior surface of the lateral femoral condyle. Prevents: Anterior translation of the tibia on a fixed femur Posterior translation of the femur on a fixed tibia Internal and external rotation of the tibia on the femur Hyperextension of the tibia

9 Ligaments continued Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL), attaches posteriorly to the tibia, and to the anterior surface of the lateral medial condyle of the femur. Prevents: Posterior displacement of the tibia on a fixed femur.

10 Ligaments continued Medial collateral ligament (MCL) connects from the medial condyle of the femur to the medial tibia through the medial meniscus. Prevents: Medially directed shear forces (valgus) Rotational forces

11 Ligaments continued Lateral collateral ligament (LCL) connects from the lateral condyle of the femur to the head of the fibula. Prevents: Laterally directed shear forces (Varus) External rotation of the tibia

12 Ligaments continued Arcuate-popliteal complex composed of the semimembranosus tendon and the popliteal ligament connects the lateral condyle of the femur to the head of the fibula. Prevents: Anterior displacement of the tibia relative to the femur. Hyperextension of the knee Hyperflexion of the knee

13 Patellofemoral joint Triangular bone (Patella) rests between the femoral condyle to form the patellofemoral joint. Three distinct facets Increases angle of pull on the patellar tendon Glides between the femoral Trochlear groove

14 Patellofemoral joint cont. Greatest compressive forces occur when the knee is in 30 deg. Of flexion. Patellar positioning is maintained by: Lateral retinaculum Medial retinaculum Medial patellofemoral ligament Lateral patellofemoral ligament

15 Muscles of the Knee Rectus femoris (ext) Vastus lateralis (ext) Vastus intermedius (ext) Vastus medialis (ext) Semitendinosis (flex) Semimembranosus (flx) Biceps femoris (flex) Sartorius (flex) Gracilis (flex) Popliteus (flex) Gastrocnemius (flex) Plantaris (flex)

16 Nerves L4 L5 S1 S2 S3

17 Kinematics Flexion primarily carried out by the hamstrings assisted by gastroc, popliteus, gracilis, and sartorius. Secondary responsibility of these muscles is to rotate the tibia Extension primarily carried out by the quadriceps group.

18 Contusions Fat Pad Contusion Peroneal Nerve Contusion

19 Bursitis Prepatellar Deep infrapatellar bursitis Pes anserine bursitis Tibial collateral bursitis

20 Ligamentous Injuries Straight valgus Straight varus Straight anterior Straight posterior Anteromedial rotary Anterolateral rotary Posteromedial rotary Posteroladeral rotary

21 Knee Dislocations

22 Meniscal Injuries Longitudinal Bucket-handle Horizontal Parrot-beak

23 Patellar and Related injuries Patellofemoral stress syndrome Chondromalacia Patellae Patellar Instability and Dislocations Patella Plica Syndrome Patellar Tendinitis Osgood-Schlatter Disease Sinding-Larsen-Johansson’s Disease Extensor Tendon Rupture

24 IT Band Friction Syndrome

25 Fractures Avulsion Epiphyseal and Apophyseal Tibial Tubercle Distal Femoral Epiphyseal Stress Fractures Chondral and Osteochondral Fractures Osteochondritis Dissecans Patellar Fractures


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