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Knee Anatomy Quiz


Genu Valgum, when we have a large Q-angle, is commonly known as:

A. Knock kneed

B. Bow Legged

C. Squinting Patellas

D. Genu recurvatum

What ligament attaches to the femur and fibula?





The IT Band (Iliotibial Band) connects the Tensor Fascia Latae to the Fibula and Femur.



The Cruciate ligaments form a ___ inside the

A. Cross

B. Q

C. Square

D. Rectangle

What bone is the knee cap?

A. Tibia

B. Fibula

C. Patella

D. Femur

A _________ force puts pressure from the lateral side and stresses the medial side of the knee

A. Big

B. Valgus

C. Varus

D. Superior

The two (2) main joints that make up the knee are the:

A. Tibiotalar and talocrural

B. Radioulnar and sternoclavicular

C. Patellofemoral and tibiofemoral

D. Calcaneofibular and tibiofemoral

What injury could this be?

A. Patella Strain

B. Patella Fracture

C. Patella Dislocation

D. A bruise

The cushion between the femur and tibia is the ________.

A. Ligament

B. Meniscus


D. Patellar Tendon

The 2 main motions that occur at the joint are:

A. Flexion and Rotation

B. Rotation and extension

C. Flexion and circumduction

D. Flexion and Extension

Is this a bad position to be in?

A. Yes

B. No

C. It is not NO

D. Don’t click no.

What about the meniscus is true?

A. There is a medial meniscus and lateral meniscus.

B. The menisci absorb shock with compression forces to the knee

C. The menisci are poorly vascular

D. All of the above

When there is a small or negative Q-angle it is called:

A. Genu Varum (Bow Legged)

B. Squinting patellas

C. Genu Valgum (Knock kneed)

D. Small Q-angle

The term used to describe the tibia internally rotating with extension is called what?

A. Tightening the ACL

B. Screw-home mechanism

C. Relaxing of the ACL

D. There is not a term for this

What ligament, inside the joint prevents forward motion of the tibia.





Where does the patellar tendon insert?

A. Tibia plateau

B. Tibial shalt

C. Tibial tuberosity

D. Fibular head

The flat part of the proximal end of the tibia is called the:

A. Femoral Condyle

B. Tibial Condyle

C. Tibial Plateau

D. Medial Meniscus

The ligament on the inside of the knee is the MCL.



The inner portion of the menisci are ____ which makes healing almost impossible.

A. Vascular

B. Thin

C. Mobile

D. Avascular

How many muscles make up the quadriceps?

A. 1

B. 2

C. 3

D. 4

What action occurs with the quads?

A. Flexion

B. Extension

C. Rotation

D. Abduction

What two main movements occur at the knee?

A. Flexion and Extension

B. Rotation and Flexion

C. Abduction and Flexion

D. Adduction and Flexion

One of the functions of the menisci is to:

A. Increase friction between joints

B. Decrease knee stability

C. Absorb shock

D. Look pretty in the knee

What type of joint is the knee joint?

A. Hinge

B. Ball in socket

C. Modified hinge

D. modified ball in socket

What does ACL stand for?

A. Atlanta Cruciate Ligament

B. Anterior Cruciate Ligament

C. Anterior Coolio Ligament


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