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J. Funct. Morphol. Kinesiol. 2017, 2(4), 34; doi:10.3390/jfmk2040034

Anatomy and Physiology of Knee Stability

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Physiotherapy Department, Shaikhan Al-Faresi Hospital, Kuwait Ministry of Health, Kuwait City 44007, Kuwait
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Acquired Brain Injury Rehabilitation Alliance, School of Health Sciences, University of East Anglia, Norwich NR4 7TJ, UK
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Received: 28 June 2017 / Revised: 10 September 2017 / Accepted: 20 September 2017 / Published: 24 September 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue The Knee: Structure, Function and Rehabilitation)
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Abstract

Knee instability has been the focus of large number of studies over the last decade; however, a high incidence rate of injury still exists. The aim of this short report is to examine knee joint anatomy and physiology with respect to knee stability. Knee joint stability requires the integration of a complex set of anatomical structures and physiological mechanism. Compromising any of these structures leads to destabilisation and increased risk of injuries. This review highlights the structure and soft tissue of the knee that contribute to its stability and function. This introduction is part of the Journal of Functional Morphology and Kinesiology’s Special Issue “The Knee: Structure, Function and Rehabilitation”. View Full-Text
Keywords: knee; anatomy; stability knee; anatomy; stability
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Abulhasan, J.F.; Grey, M.J. Anatomy and Physiology of Knee Stability. J. Funct. Morphol. Kinesiol. 2017, 2, 34.

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