LHS Anatomy of the Knee

December 4, 2013

We have all heard of sports players going down with a season ending knee injury such as a torn ACL or torn meniscus.  What do they really look like and how does a knee really work?  The Anatomy students were able to find out exactly what a knee was built like and how it worked.  Through a generous donation of 20 cow knees from Tyson, students were able to look into the inner workings of a real knee.  They were able to observe the spongy bone, compact bone, Anterior Cruciate Ligament, Posterior Cruciate Ligament, Medial Cruciate Ligament, Lateral Cruciate Ligament, and Meniscus of the knee.  There are a bunch of students taking Anatomy class that are moving on to medical fields such as Athletic Training, Nursing, and Medicine.  Whether or not they are going into medicine or not, these students got a really good look into how the major joints in our bodies work.