Maria Pilar Aparisi Gómez, Giulio Maria Marcheggiani Muccioli, Giuseppe Guglielmi, Stefano Zaffagnini, Alberto Bazzocchi
Radiol Clin North Am . 2023 Mar;61(2):219-247. doi: 10.1016/j.rcl.2022.10.009. Epub 2022 Dec 13.
Detailed knowledge of anatomy helps to understand pathologic processes. This article focuses on the anatomy and functionality of the knee, with emphasis on recently studied concepts and anatomic features that have an association with the development of pathology. The most common anatomic variants posing a challenge for diagnosis and other common findings in asymptomatic patients are reviewed. Good understanding of the different surgical procedures helps in providing as much information as possible to guarantee a positive outcome, improving prognosis. We review what are the commonly expected postsurgical appearances and the most common postsurgical complications.