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FUNCTIONAL EXAMINATION OF THE KNEE

Introduction/general remarks

The knee is the largest and most complex joint of the human body. Because it is situated at the ends of two long lever arms it is very well suited to clinical testing. Furthermore, the joint is relatively uncovered by muscles which facilitates palpation of most structures, intra-articular structures excluded.

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Muscle Structure

The human body possesses more than 300 clearly defined muscles, comprising about 40% of the total body weight. Each muscle has an upper origin (head) and a lower insertion, with the bulky part between them (the belly) forming the actively contracting portion. The muscle is attached to bone by tendons. A skeletal muscle is composed […]