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Consequences of Limited Movement at the Knee Joint

Predict the consequences of of limiting movement at the knee joint.

Based on my reading, I'm confused as to whther the various knee injuries and disorders associated wih the knee are examples of such consequences.

Please help!!!

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The knee joint is the most complicated and impacted joint in the body. While technically a hinge joint, it allows slight rotational movement and takes high impact stress.

The joint itself consists of the distal part of the femur, the proximal part of the tibia and associated ligament attachments to the fibula. The huge quadriceps of the anterior thigh attach over the joint, imbedding the patella anterior before they insert on the tibial tuberosity. The posterior hamstrings attach to the fibula and tibia posteriorly. They provide the joint movement. Closer to the joint itself, there are ligaments that connect bone to bone. To the sides of the knee are the collateral ligaments, the medial and lateral. There are also the very important cruciate ligaments, the anterior (ACL) and posterior (PCL) that cross between the femur and tibia internally to keep the joint in place. The joint is enclosed in a synovial capsule. The synovial fluid is ...

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This solution predicts the consequences of of limiting movement at the knee joint.