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Musculoskeletal Anatomy: Knee Quiz


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The ACL inserts at the __________________

A. Lateral femoral epicondyle

B. Medial femoral condyle

C. Lateral femoral condyle

D. Anterior intercondylar area


The sartorius performs which of these motions Except?

A. Hip flexion

B. Knee extension

C. Lateral hip rotation

D. Medial knee rotation


The greater trochanter sits ________ and ____________ relative to the lesser trochanter

A. Inferior; lateral

B. Superior; lateral

C. Superior; medial

D. Inferior; medial


Which of the following is a partner to the ACL to help limit anterior translation of the tibia relative to the femur?

A. Biceps femoris

B. Rectus femoris

C. Vastus lateralis

D. Sartorius


The peripheral third of the menisci is a ________ zone which improves the chances of it healing after being torn

A. Red

B. White


The biceps femoris performs which of these motions Except?

A. Lateral knee rotation

B. Hip Extension

C. Knee flexion

D. Hip Flexion


The PCL limits posterior translation of the femur relative to the tibia which occurs during knee flexion

A. TRUE

B. FALSE


The intertrochanteric line starts on the anterior side of the femur between the trochanters and wraps posteriorly to turn into the spiral line

A. TRUE

B. FALSE


The semitendinosus has a prominent tendon, is thinner and broader than the semimembranosus

A. TRUE

B. FALSE


The medial meniscus is ___________ and _________ than the lateral meniscuc

A. Larger; thicker

B. Smaller; thinner

C. Larger; thinner

D. Smaller; thicker


Varus opens which side of the knee?

A. Lateral

B. Medial


Which of the following is a partner with the PCL to help limit posterior translation of the tibia relative to the femur?

A. Semimembranosus

B. Semitendinosus

C. Sartorius

D. Vastus lateralis


The ACL limits which knee motions Except:

A. Extension

B. Flexion

C. External rotation (tibia relative to femur)

D. Internal rotation (femur relative to tibia)


The semimembranosus performs which of these motions Except?

A. Medial rotation of the knee

B. Hip extension

C. Knee extension

D. Knee flexion


The MCL is shorter and thinner than the LCL

A. TRUE

B. FALSE


The vastus lateralis and vastus medialis have origins at linea aspera

A. TRUE

B. FALSE




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