Four muscles of the anterior thigh: rectus femoris, vastus medialis, vastus intermedius, and vastus lateralis.
The three muscles that make up the posterior thigh: biceps femoris, semimembranosus, semitendinosus.
Articulation (bicondylar) formed by the medial and lateral femoral condyles and the medial and lateral tibial condyles.
Articulation (saddle) formed by the posterior surface of the patella and the anterior surface of the femoral condyles.
Fibrocartilaginous structures that are between the hyaline cartilage surfaces in some synovial joints (e.g., the knee).
Death of tissue caused by the lack of blood supply.
Muscles in a state of contraction as related to opposing muscles.
Muscles that counteract the action of agonistic muscles.
Epiphyseal inflammation of the tibial tubercle.
Angle made by the rectus femoris and the patellar tendon as they attach to the tibial tubercle.
Cause of a condition is unknown.
Abnormal softening of cartilage, typically noted between the patella and femur.
The aggregate of surrounding things, conditions, or influences.
Pertaining to anatomy.
Various internally secreted compounds formed in endocrine glands that affect the functions of specifically receptive organs or tissues.
Pertaining to the nervous intervention of the muscles.
The effect of external and internal forces on the anatomic tissues and the movements of the body.

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Ch. 15- The Knee


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