Knee joint biomechanics in open-kinetic-chain flexion exercises
Background. Different rehabilitation exercises such as open-kinetic-chain flexion and extension exercises are currently employed in non-operative and post-operative managements of joint disorders. The challenge is to strengthen the muscles and to restore the near-normal function of the joint while protecting its components (e.g., the reconstructed ligament) from excessive stresses.
Keywords: open-kinetic-chain flexion exercise ; knee joint ; finite elements ; ligaments ; hamstrings ; Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction ; Anterior Cruciate ; Isometric Contractions ; Injured Knee ; In-Vivo ; Rehabilitation ; Forces ; Quadriceps ; Hamstrings ; Invitro
Record created on 2010-11-30, modified on 2016-08-09