Surgical Anatomy of the Knee Joint

  • E. B. Hunziker
  • H.-U. Stäubli
  • R. P. Jakob


The knee is a trochoginglymoid joint that derives its physiologic joint play and its typical rolling-gliding mechanism of flexion and extension from its six degrees of freedom - three in translation and three in rotation. The translations of the knee take place on the anterior-posterior, medial-lateral, and proximal-distal (compression-distraction) axes. The rotational motions consist of flexion-extension, internal-external rotation, and abduction-adduction.


Femoral Condyle Medial Collateral Ligament Lateral Meniscus Medial Meniscus Lateral Collateral Ligament 
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  • E. B. Hunziker
  • H.-U. Stäubli
  • R. P. Jakob

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