Knee Anatomy, Lateral


Lateral view of the human knee anatomy.

From the “Vintage Collection”.
The knee is a complex joint composed of several structures including bones, ligaments, tendons, cartilage, and muscles. The bones that make up the knee joint are the femur, tibia, and patella. Ligaments, such as the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and medial collateral ligament (MCL), provide stability to the knee. Tendons, like the quadriceps tendon and patellar tendon, connect muscles to bones. Cartilage, including the meniscus and articular cartilage, helps cushion and protect the joint. Muscles surrounding the knee joint, such as the quadriceps and hamstrings, enable movement and provide strength. Understanding the knee anatomy is important in diagnosing and treating knee-related injuries and conditions, and we have sincere hopes that this artwork may be able to assist your patients at the clinic in understanding the complexities of the human knee.

We absolutely adore the old hand drawn anatomy illustrations and the intention with this artwork has been to honour their particular style, while combining it with a modern approach to patient education. Throughout our vintage collection, the names and labels have all been positioned to point towards the very centre of each artwork, an effect that is further enhanced with our signature dotted lines. This technique has given the informative texts an added function as a graphic element by itself; not to distract from the original source materials, but to complement it.

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Available as digital file, poster and canvas prints. Browse the image gallery and zoom in to view details of the various options for this artwork, incl. sizes, product type, color scheme (petroleum blue or our classic grey) and optional logo placement. Texts on this artwork is only available in English. ⚠️ Vertical formats of the digital PDF, printed posters and canvas prints has options to add your website address. Contact us at if you have any questions.