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The Human Knee. A study done of the human knee by Tim Rohweder. 3 Research Questions. What is the anatomy of the knee? What is the physiology of the knee? How does arthritis affect the knee?. What is the anatomy and physiology of the knee? Sagittal MR Image.

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The human knee

The Human Knee

A study done of the human knee


Tim Rohweder

3 research questions

3 Research Questions

  • What is the anatomy of the knee?

  • What is the physiology of the knee?

  • How does arthritis affect the knee?

What is the anatomy and physiology of the knee sagittal mr image

What is the anatomy and physiology of the knee?Sagittal MR Image

How does arthritis affect the knee

How does arthritis affect the knee?

  • Osteoarthritis

  • Causes

  • Symptoms


Biblical application

Biblical Application

  • Ephesians 3:14 “For this reason I bow my knees to the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,”

  • C.S. Lewis promotes prayer on knees

Life applications

Life Applications

  • Reducing risks of arthritis

  • Good shoes

  • Don’t jump from high places

  • Stretch daily



  • Osteoarthritis - A form of arthritis, occurring mainly in older persons, that is characterized by chronic degeneration of the cartilage of the joints.

  • Infrapatellar Fat Pad - The infrapatellar fat pad refers to a region of fatty tissue lying deep to the patellar tendon, also known as Hoffa's fat pad.

  • Popliteus - A muscle located in the floor of the popliteal space in close contact with the posterior capsule of the knee joint.

  • Orthopaedic Surgeon - Orthopaedic surgeons evaluate and treat bone, joint, tendon and ligament disorders and diseases

  • Prepatellar Bursa - The prepatellar bursa is a synovial-lined potential space lying between the skin surface and the anterior aspect of the patella.





Skin superficial fat

Skin & Superficial fat

Quadriceps tendon

Quadriceps Tendon

Prepatellar bursa

Prepatellar Bursa

Patellar tendon

Patellar Tendon



Infrapatellar fat pad

Infrapatellar Fat Pad



Transverse intermeniscal ligament

Transverse Intermeniscal Ligament

Lateral meniscus anterior attachment

Lateral Meniscus, Anterior Attachment

Lateral meniscus posterior horn

Lateral Meniscus, Posterior Horn



Tibialis posterior

Tibialis Posterior

Femur lateral condyle articular cartilage

Femur, Lateral Condyle, Articular Cartilage



Gastrocnemius lateral head

Gastrocnemius, Lateral Head

Joint capsule posterior

Joint Capsule, Posterior

Anterior tibial artery

Anterior Tibial Artery

Lateral sural cutaneous nerve

Lateral Sural Cutaneous Nerve

Suprapatellar bursa

Suprapatellar Bursa

Patella articular cartilage

Patella, Articular Cartilage

Tibia articular cartilage

Tibia, Articular Cartilage

Biceps femoris

Biceps Femoris

Common peroneal nerve

Common Peroneal Nerve

Branch of popliteal artery

Branch of Popliteal Artery

Lateral superior genicular artery

Lateral Superior Genicular Artery



Gastrocnemius medial head

Gastrocnemius, Medial Head

Tibia attachment of anterior cruciate ligament

Tibia, Attachment of Anterior Cruciate Ligament

Superior genicular vessels

Superior Genicular Vessels

Joint fluid in joint space

Joint Fluid, in Joint Space

Axial image

Axial Image

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