Biomech-Knee-Lecture

Biomech-Knee-Lecture - The Knee Introduction to...

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The Knee Introduction to Biomechanics 14:125:208
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Type of Joint The knee is the largest joint in the body It is a modified hinge joint Degrees of freedom Rotation about 2 axes (mostly one) Reaction forces – F x , F y
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Type of Joint Modified hinge joint Allows flexion and extension A limited amount of inward and outward rotation The knee has 2 joints Tibiofemoral joint Patellofemoral joint
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Type of Joint Tibiofemoral joint “Hinge” which allows flexion and extension Patellofemoral joint Articulation between the patella and anterior end of the femur
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Type of Joint The patella (kneecap) is a ‘floating’ bone held in place by the quadriceps femoris and patellar ligament and protects the knee from injury
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Type of Joint The fibula is lateral and inferior the tibia and is responsible for ankle articulation and tibiofibular articulation
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Anatomy Structures in the knee
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Anatomy Anterior view
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Anatomy Posterior view
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Anatomy Tibial articulating surface
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