To understand the knee joint, you will need a labeled diagram of the knee. This collection of printable knee diagram will help you to understand the anatomy of the knee and the brief functions. There are five different designs of the diagrams provided below, so choose wisely which one that fits your need to use as a reference!
The knee plays an essential role in movement related to carrying the body weight in horizontal and vertical directions. The knee joint connects the femur, our thigh bone and longest bone in the body, to the tibia, our shinbone, and second longest bone. There are two joints in the knee: the tibiofemoral joint and the patellofemoral joint. You can observe in the knee diagram below 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 also tendons which are elastic tissues that technically part of the muscle and connect muscles to bones. Many of the tendons serve to stabilize the knee. There are two major tendons in the knee: Below given knee diagram will help you to understand the various parts and functioning of the knee joint.
The knee joint is very frequently used and this is the reason why it is prone to injury. Therefore knowing the parts of the knee is important to get more knowledge on how we should take care of our knee. We hope the above-given diagrams and a brief description of the knee will be helpful for you to understand the knee anatomy in detail!