Knee x-ray - labeling questions

Case contributed by Dr Chris Rothe
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Normal X-ray Knee - Frontal (with labels)

Knee Frontal

1. Femoral shaft

2. Patella

3. Base of patella

4. Apex of patella

5. Adductor tubercle of femur

6. Medial epicondyle of femur

7. Medial condyle of femur

8. Lateral epicondyle of femur

9. Lateral condyle of femur

10. Groove for popliteus

11. Intercondylar fossa

12. Knee joint (tibiofemoral joint)

13. Intercondylar eminence

14. Medial intercondylar tubercle

15. Lateral intercondylar tubercle

16. Superior articular surface of tibia

17. Medial condyle of tibia

18. Lateral condyle of tibia

19. Proximal tibiofibular joint

20. Apex of head of fibula

21. Head of fibula

22. Neck of fibula

23. Body of fibula

24. Body of tibia

25. Fibular articular facet of tibia

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Normal X-ray Knee - Lateral (with labels)

Knee Lateral

1. Patella

2. Anterior surface of patella

3. Articular surface of patella

4. Base of patella

5. Apex of patella

6. Shaft of femur

7. Patella surface of femur

8. Medial condyle of femur

9. Lateral condyle of femur

10. Intercondylar fossa

11. Knee joint (tibiofemoral joint)

12. Intercondylar eminence

13. Superior articular surface of tibia

14. Anterior intercondylar area

15. Posterior intercondylar area

16. Tibial tuberosity

17. Tibial shaft

18. Head of fibula

19. Apex of head of fibula

20. Neck of fibula

21. Shaft of fibula

22. Fibular articular facet of tibia

23. Anterior suprapatellar (quadriceps) fat pad

24. Posterior suprapatellar (pre-femoral) fat pad

25. Infrapatellar (Hoffas) fat pad

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Normal X-ray Knee - Skyline (with labels)

Knee Skyline

1. Patella

2. Anterior surface of patella

3. Articular surface of patella

4. Knee joint (tibiofemoral joint)

5. Medial condyle of femur

6. Medial epicondyle of femur

7. Lateral condyle of femur

8. Lateral epicondyle of femur

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Case information

rID: 69166
Published: 3rd Jul 2019
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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