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Knee Anatomy

Greg Wilde, MD begins this lecture by discussing the bony anatomy and relevant tendons, muscles, and ligaments. Following a review of the bursae of the knee, Dr. Wilde covers the focused knee exam, patient positions, and optimal transducer selection. Ultrasound evaluation of the lower leg compartments is reviewed. The anterior evaluation is discussed with a focus on the quadriceps femoris complex, the extensor mechanism, patellar tendon, and trochlear cartilage. The lateral evaluation focuses on the iliotibial band, fibular collateral ligament, lateral meniscus, and biceps femoris and popliteus tendon. Next covered is the medial evaluation with a review of the assessment of the medial collateral ligament, medial meniscus, and pes anserinus. The last section covers the evaluation of the posterior knee evaluation including Baker’s cysts, menisci, posterior cruciate ligament, posterior condyles, and neurovascular structures.

Viewing Time: 46 min
Customized Review: 35 min

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This module is approved for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 credit(s)™.

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