Articular Capsule of the Knee Joint: Definition & Function


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The three main bones that make up the knee joint are the femur, tibia, and _____.

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1. What is the name of the fluid that functions to lubricate the knee joint?

2. The articular capsule of the knee joint contains fluid-filled sacs that function to cushion and protect the knee joint. What are these fluid-filled sacs called?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

You can quickly determine how much you know about the articular capsule of the knee with this quiz and corresponding worksheet. To do well on this quiz, you will need to be familiar with specific structural terms and the functions of different parts of the knee.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

When you're ready to take this quiz, make sure you are prepared to:

  • Name the three main bones that make up the knee joint
  • Identify the name of the fluid that lubricates the knee joint
  • Recognize the name of the fluid-filled sacs that protect the knee
  • Describe the main function of the outer layer of the articular capsule
  • State how many layers comprise the articular capsule

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson, such as what bones make up the knee joint
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the function of the articular capsule's outer layer interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the number of layers of the articular capsule
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the fluid and fluid-filled sacs found in the knee joint

Additional Learning

You can gain more insight into this topic when you study the lesson titled Articular Capsule of the Knee Joint: Definition & Function. Things you will learn include:

  • What other terms are used for the tibia and femur
  • What is located behind the patella, or kneecap
  • Why lubrication is important to the knee joint