Knee joint - male - age 64 3D model
The 3d model was created from computed tomography scans (CT medical data) of the human lower limbs. It represents the knee bones (left and right knee).
The knee joint is one of the strongest joints in the body. It allows running, walking, standing and supports body weight when it is upright. The model includes (from both left and right sides): patella, fibula, tibia and femur
Patella, or the kneecap, protects the knee and connects the muscles in front of the thigh to the tibia that play an important role in knee extension. Tibia, also called the shankbone or the shinbone, supports most of the weight, and it is the second largest bone in the human body. Fibula, also known as the calf bone, is lateral to the tibia. It stabilizes the ankle. It’s not a weight-bearing bone. Femur (the thighbone) is the longest and the strongest bone of the human body. To break the femur of an average human it would take about 4 000 N. The femur allows motion of the leg. It also supports bodyweight. Patient description: age 64, male
The model was created for educational use. Intends to help those interested in human anatomy and physiology during their learning process, as well as encourage other people deepen their knowledge about the human body.