This knee ligament diagram shows the main knee ligaments with each part labeled. You can use these diagrams for any purpose, all are available in good and printable quality. The knee is one of the largest and most complex joints in the body. You can see the structures of the knee ligaments in the first diagram below.
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. Ligaments are strong, tough bands that are not particularly flexible. In the knee ligament diagram above, you can notice that there are 2 main sets of ligaments in the knee joint: the collateral ligaments, which run along either side of your knee joint, and the cruciate ligaments, which sit inside your knee joint.
The cruciate ligaments are also divided by the anterior cruciate and the posterior cruciate ligament. The anterior cruciate ligament prevents the femur from sliding backward on the tibia (or the tibia sliding forward on the femur). The posterior cruciate ligament prevents the femur from sliding forward on the tibia (or the tibia from sliding backward on the femur). The medial and lateral collateral ligaments prevent the femur from sliding side to side.
Tendons connect the knee bones to the leg muscles that move the knee joint. By studying these diagrams, you would know anatomy of your own knee. More collection of amazing diagrams is available in our site, just look it up on the key word search!