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The Knee is comprised of both the Tibiofemoral and the Patellofemoral joints. This impressive joint works as a modified hinge joint. It permits flexion and extension at the knee and also small amounts of internal and external rotation of the tibia. Functionally the knee is capable of moving at high speeds and can withstand extremely high forces which are sustained through activities such as running, jumping and kneeling. The stability of the knee is largely maintained thought the combination of strong ligamentous support, the structure of the meniscus and the activity of extensive muscles that cross the knee complex. You will learn how to assess all the individual structures of the knee. Learn how to identify specific pathologies and use a wide range of physiotherapy interventions to resolve the patients symptoms and restore functional capacity to the knee.

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Section 1 - Introduction

Knee - Introduction