femoral condyles of the knee are more curved posteriorly, good for flexion (so tibia can roll into the rounded part), and less curved anteriorly which is good for weight bearing. medial condyle is more curved than lateral condyle, which is why the knee automatically rotates during flexion/extension
describe knee biomechanics
the femoral condyle rolls 15-20 degrees on the tibial condyle, then glides, producing a combined "rolling-gliding" movement.
describe the movement of the femoral condyle on the tibial condyle
protects the nee and quad tendon, most stable in flexion, least stable in lateral rotation
c shaped intra articular fibrocartilage discs. move with different movements of the knee. if mmt too fast may become crushed or torn.
quadriceps, and inserts on tibial tuberosity
patellar ligament is viewed as a continuation of the