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Laboratory 17. Major Joints of the Lower Extremity
Step 2. Knee Joint

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To view the cavity of the knee joint and the suprapatellar bursa, the quadriceps tendon is cut transversely, and the patella is reflected distally . This orientation reveals the articular surfaces of the bones, which are covered with hyaline cartilage. These articular surfaces of the knee include the following:

The remainder of the joint cavity is lined with synovial membrane.

Links and References:
Grant's: 5.57-5.72
Netter (1ed.): 477-480 (2ed.): 473-476
Rohen/Yokochi: 420-423