KINE 3575 Study Guide - Anterior Cruciate Ligament, Lateral Condyle Of Femur, Tear Of Meniscus

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Females are more prone to knee injuries: wider q angle (15 instead of the 8-10 seen in males) 20 + is excessive can lead to conditions associated with improper patellar tracking in femoral groove. Lines drawn from asis to the centre of patella and tibial tubercle to the centre of patella. Measured at full extension and flexion at 30 : weaker muscles, patellar tracking problems, hormonal effects on ligaments. But males have a higher risk of knee injury more involved in contact sports. Valgus and varus : denote an anatomical predisposition. Genu hypercurvatum hyperextension (more common in females: describe a force to the knee. Valgus force outside in, most commonly seen in sports. 2 articulations at the knee: patellofemoral joint (non-weight baring, tibiofemoral joint (weight baring) Stresses causing knee injury: compression (contusion, tension (muscle tendon tears, shear (ligament sprains, patella-femoral tracking = compression + tension.

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