• Nikolaos K. PaschosEmail author
  • Chadwick C. Prodromos
Part of the Orthopaedic Study Guide Series book series (ORTHSTUDY)


The knee joint represents a classic diarthrodial joint that has hyaline articular cartilage, synovial membrane, and intra-articular ligaments. The knee joint is composed of two separate articulated surfaces, i.e., the tibiofemoral and patellofemoral joints.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Division of Sports Medicine, Department of Orthopedic SurgeryBoston Children’s Hospital, Harvard Medical SchoolBostonUSA
  2. 2.Illinois Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic CenterGlenviewUSA

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