Studying about the knee anatomy using visual illustration will make you understand the concept and parts of your knee better. To understand the knee joint, you will need a labeled diagram of the knee. This collection of printable diagram of the knee will help you to understand the anatomy of the knee. There are five different designs of the diagrams provided below.
You can observe in the diagram of the knee that we have on this page that the main parts of the knee joint are bones, ligaments, tendons, cartilages, and a joint capsule, all of which are made of collagen. There are two joints in the knee: the tibiofemoral joint and the patellofemoral joint. Below given knee diagram will help you to understand the various parts and functioning of the knee joint.
The function of ligaments is to attach bones to bones and give strength and stability to the knee as the knee has very little stability. There are 2 main sets of ligaments in the knee joint: the collateral ligaments, which run along either side of the knee joint, and the cruciate ligaments, which sit inside the knee joint.
Hopefully, the above-given diagrams and a brief description of the knee will be helpful for you to understand the knee anatomy in detail! All of the images that we have provided above are free to be printed. Click on the images if you wish to have them printed. Explore more of our site to find fruitful educational diagrams!