YFH Quiz: Knee Anatomy

Do you know how many and which bones make up the knee?

A)    3… the femur, patella, and tibia

B)    4… the femur, tibia, patella, and fibula

C)    2… the femur and tibia

D)    3… the femur, tibia, and fibula


For those not wanting to accidentally see it… the correct answer is the one obscured in the middle of this string: DOKAPTR.  The patella (knee cap), femur (thigh bone) and tibia (shin bone) are the three bones that form the knee joint. The fibula (smaller bone in the lower leg) is commonly though mistakenly thought to take part in the knee, but in reality it  participates only in the ankle joint. Picture proof to follow….


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