4.6 of 23 Ratings
A 20-year-old male collegiate football player sustained a knee injury. His imaging is shown in Figure A. Which of the following correctly classifies the injured structure and its indirect insertion into bone?
Tendon; Sharpey's fibers
Tendon; Fibrocartilagenous transitional zone
Ligament; Fibrocartilagenous transitional zone
Ligament; Sharpey's fibers
None of the above
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Ligaments attach to bone by both direct insertion and indirect insertion. Which of the following most accurately describes the order of the four transition zones of direct insertion?
Ligament > fibrocartilage > mineralized fibrocartilage > bone
Ligament > mineralized fibrocartilage > fibrocartilage > bone
Ligament > mineralized fibrocartilage > periosteum > bone
Ligament > Sharpey's fiber > periosteum > bone
Ligament > periosteum > fibrocartilage > bone