Definition - Movements Movements of the Knee •...

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Definition The knee is a complex, mobile structure (i.e. a pivotal hinge joint), which permits flexion and extension as well as some medial and lateral rotation. Bones Proximal head of the tibia Patella Distal head of the femur Ligaments Intracapsular Anterior cruciate ligament Posterior cruciate ligament Transverse ligament Meniscofemoral ligaments Coronary ligaments Extracapsular Patella ligament Quadriceps tendon Medial collateral ligament Lateral collateral ligament
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Oblique popliteal ligament (from the tendon of Semimembranosus) o Arcuate popliteal ligament
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Unformatted text preview: Movements Movements of the Knee • Flexion/extension • Slight medial and lateral rotation – or “locking” Causes of Knee Instability • Medial Instability – damage to the ACL, PCL, Medial capsular and MCL ligaments • Lateral Instability – damage to the ACL, PCL, Lateral capsular and LCL ligaments • Anterior Instability – damage to the ACL, Medial and Lateral capsular and MCL ligaments • Posterior Instability – damage to the PCL, Posterior capsular, Arcuate and posterior oblique ligaments...
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