"Athletic Injuries of the Knee" is designed as a tool to help primary care and sports medicine practitioners and therapists explain anatomical and sports injury concepts to their patients and clients. This chart provides an overview of normal knee anatomy and common injuries and showcases 11 images which illustrate the mechanisms of knee injuries in the context of a human figure playing sports. The vibrant images are from the "Anatomical Visual Guide to Sports Injuries". Pathological knee injury images include LCL tear; MCL tear; ACL tear; PCL tear; patellar tendinopathy at the distal quadriceps femoris tendon, distal pole of patella, patellar tendon insertion onto the tibial tubercle; meniscus tears including bucket handle tear, vertical tear, radial tear, parrot beak tear, fraying/degenerative. Sports injury mechanism images include ACL tear in basketball; ACL tear in skiing; PCL tear in wrestling; MCL tear in football; LCL tear in rugby; hyperflexion/meniscus tear in skating; jumper's knee in volleyball; patellar tendon rupture in weight lifting; tibia fracture in soccer; and IT band syndrome in running.
Normal anatomy images include anterior view of knee; medial view of knee; and superior view of knee showing meniscus.