The knee joint is where the thigh bone (femur) and the shin bone (tibia) come together. A smaller bone called the fibula, on the outside of the lower leg, is also related to the knee joint. The kneecap (patella) is in front of the end of the thigh bone.
The bones are connected by several strong ligaments and cushioned by two pieces of cartilage called menisci (plural of meniscus).
Current as of: June 26, 2019
Author: Healthwise Staff Medical Review: William H. Blahd Jr. MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine Donald Sproule MDCM, CCFP - Family Medicine Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine Patrick J. McMahon MD - Orthopedic Surgery
Medical Review:William H. Blahd Jr. MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine & Donald Sproule MDCM, CCFP - Family Medicine & Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine & Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine & Patrick J. McMahon MD - Orthopedic Surgery