Normal tibial plateau anatomy

Normal tibial plateau anatomy in the human knee
Description and Specs

Image description

Anterior view of the human knee

This is a simple illustration of the anterior view of the human knee showing the normal anatomy which would be suitable for patient education or textbook use, and is used to help orient the viewer to where the view of the superior view of the normal tibial plateau is based in relation to the entire joint.

Superior view of the normal tibial plateau anatomy

This is a simple pen and ink illustration of the superior view of the normal tibial plateau anatomy which would be suitable for patient education or textbook use and pairs well with the accompanying set of illustrations which illustrate the six most common meniscal tears in sports injuries.

More information

There is a corresponding chart of the six common meniscal tears which viewers can compare to the normal anatomy shown here.

Specs

Image type: Pen and Ink line art

Key Elements

Anterior view of knee:

  • medial meniscus
  • lateral meniscus
  • femur
  • tibia
  • fibula
  • anterior cruciate ligament
  • posterior cruciate ligament
  • fibular collateral ligament
  • tibial collateral ligament
  • transverse ligament.

Normal tibial plateau anatomy:

  • anterior cruciate ligament
  • posterior cruciate ligament
  • medial meniscus
  • lateral meniscus
  • medial and lateral facet of the tibia
  • popliteus tendon
  • fibular collateral ligament
  • tibial collateral ligament
  • patellar ligament.