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Knee Anatomy Quiz


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Where are the hamstrings located?

A. Anterior

B. Posterior

C. Inferior

D. Lateral


The Cruciate ligaments form a ___ inside the

A. Cross

B. Q

C. Square

D. Rectangle


The triangular, true sesamoid bone that protects the knee is called the:

A. Tibia

B. Femur

C. Cuboid

D. Patella


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


How many muscles make up the quadriceps?

A. 1

B. 2

C. 3

D. 4


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 injury could this be?

A. Patella Strain

B. Patella Fracture

C. Patella Dislocation

D. A bruise


What type of joint is the knee joint?

A. Hinge

B. Ball in socket

C. Modified hinge

D. modified ball in socket


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

A. TRUE

B. FALSE


The cushion between the femur and tibia is the ________.

A. Ligament

B. Meniscus

C. LCL

D. Patellar Tendon


The patellar tendon attaches to the ____.

A. Calcaneus

B. Femoral Condyle

C. Tibial Plateau

D. Tibial Tuberosity


The knee is one of the most frequently injured joints in the body.

A. TRUE

B. FALSE


The Q-angle is a measurement from the ____ to the Patella and ____ to Tibial Tuberosity.

A. PSIS and Tibial plateau

B. ASIS and Calcaneus

C. ASIS and patella

D. We don’t have a Q-angle


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 ligament attaches to the femur and fibula?

A. ACL

B. LCL

C. MCL

D. PCL


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


What two main movements occur at the knee?

A. Flexion and Extension

B. Rotation and Flexion

C. Abduction and Flexion

D. Adduction and Flexion


Is this a bad position to be in?

A. Yes

B. No

C. It is not NO

D. Don’t click no.


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

A. TRUE

B. FALSE


The double pointed prominence on the proximal surface of the tibia is called the:

A. Intercondylar eminence

B. Tibial Tuberosity

C. Tibial epicondlye

D. Trochlear grove


What bone is the knee cap?

A. Tibia

B. Fibula

C. Patella

D. Femur


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

A. Vascular

B. Thin

C. Mobile

D. Avascular


What knee ligament is attached to the femur and tibia on the outside of the joint?

A. ACL

B. MCL

C. LCL

D. PCL


The menisci are discs of ______ on the tibial plateau.

A. Bone

B. Fibrous bands

C. Cardiac Muscle

D. Fibrocartilage




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