Anatomy of the Knee



The knee joint is where your femur (thigh bone) connects to your tibia (lower leg bone).  The end of your femur (distal femur) has two, cam-shaped ends called the medial (inner) and lateral (outer) condyles.

The condyles rest on top of the tibia in a structure called the meniscus, where they fit snugly.  The bending action of the knee occurs when the condyles glide on top of the meniscus.  There are numerous ligaments that connect the knee to keep it stable and movable at the same time.

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