The knee is the largest joint of the human body, comprising four bones and a complex structure of soft tissues. These bones make up a double-joint structure - the tibio-femoral joint and the patello-femoral joint.The analysis of motion applied to a joint requires the use of both kinematics and kinetics data. Kinematics describes motion without reference to the causes of motion, while kinetics studies the relationship between the motion and its causes from both a static and dynamic point of view. Correct joint kinematics is fundamental to articular functionality. An alteration may change the physiological load transmission. Compartmental overload can result, leading to degenerative arthrosis and the need for a knee implant. The objective of a knee replacement is pain relief and restoration of knee function.
|Title of host publication||Surgical Techniques in Total Knee Arthroplasty (TKA) and Alternative Procedures|
|Number of pages||19|
|ISBN (Print)||9781782420385, 9781782420309|
|Publication status||Published - Nov 17 2014|
- Knee anatomy
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Materials Science(all)