The extensor mechanism of the knee joint: an anatomical study

  title={The extensor mechanism of the knee joint: an anatomical study},
  author={Sofia I Andrikoula and Anastasios V Tokis and Haris S. Vasiliadis and Anastasios D. Georgoulis},
  journal={Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy},
This study investigated the anatomy of the structures that form the extensor mechanism of the knee joint using microsurgical techniques. Ten fresh-frozen human adult cadaveric knees were used. The quadriceps components, the infrapatellar tendon, the patellofemoral ligaments, and their relations to the neighboring anatomical structures were measured. The angles of the vastus lateralis and the vastus medialis muscle fibers to the rectus tendon were 26.6 and 41.1°, respectively. The medial… CONTINUE READING


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