The latest assignment for my anatomical visualizations class is to draw the knee joint in 3 different views. The first image is an anterolateral view of the distal femur and proximal tibia and fibula. The second is a midsagittal section of the same structures. The third is to show flexion and extension of the knee joint. So far, this project has been a bit more challenging than the shoulder drawing for several reasons. For starters, not many anatomy textbooks show the knee in an anterolateral view. Secondly, finding which representations of a midsagittal view of the knee are correct is difficult because there are so many different interpretations as to how cancellous and compact bone look. I’ve made some decent progress so far…. Here’s my workstation.
On an entirely different note. I found a wonderful site for cadaver lab self-quizzing:
I used this site almost everyday while preparing for my first big Anatomy exam on the upper and lower extremities. I think it will definitely be useful for future exam preparation.