Ch 15.docx - Ch 15 Assessment of Acute Knee Injuries Bones Femur Tibia Fibula Patella Articulating surface covered with a smooth layer of articular

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Ch 15 Assessment of Acute Knee Injuries Bones Femur Tibia Fibula Patella Articulating surface covered with a smooth layer of articular cartilage (also referred to as hyaline cartilage) Joints Tibiofemoral Proximal tibiofibular Patellofemoral Ligaments Joint capsule Medal collateral ligament (MCL) o Protects against lateral forces Lateral collateral ligament (LCL) o Protects against medial forces Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) o Prevents the tibia from moving forward or the femur from moving backward Posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) o Prevents the tibia from moving backward or the femur from moving forward

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