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Tibiofemoral Joint

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Modified Hinge Joint

  • Medial and Lateral Compartments
  • Range of Motion
    • Flexion: 135°
    • Hyperextension: 5-10°
    • Internal/External Rotation: 10°
  • Screw Home Mechanism
    • Locks knee during final 20° of extension
      • Open chain: open rotation, anterior glide of tibia
      • Closed chain: internal rotation, anterior glide of tibia
    • Unlocked via Popliteus Muscle

Clinical Significance

See Also

Created by:
John Kiel on 25 June 2019 17:37:08
Last edited:
25 June 2019 17:41:31