Joint capsule; Articular capsule - Capsula articularis

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General terms > Arthrology > Joints of pelvic limb > Stifle joint > Femorotibial joint > Joint capsule; Articular capsule



The joint capsule of the femorotibial joint is composed by two sacs, a medial and a lateral, freely connected with joint capsule of femoropatellar joint, the third sac constituting the joint capsule of the stifle joint.

In dogs, the femoropatellar sacs are considerably smaller than the femoropatellar. Both femorotibial sacs are partly divided by the menisci into femoromeniscal and tibiomeniscal parts.

Text by Antoine Micheau, MD - Copyright IMAIOS
Miller's Anatomy of the Dog, 4th Edition - Evans & de Lahunta- Elsevier


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