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Cruciate ligament loading during isometric muscle contractions. A theoretical basis for rehabilitation.

Abstract:

A model of the knee in the sagittal plane was used to investigate the ligament forces resulting when an external load applied to the tibia resisted either extension or flexion of the knee under increasing isometric quadriceps or hamstrings contractions, respectively. An elementary mechanical analysis showed which ligament, the anterior or posterior cruciate, was loaded at a given flexion angle and known line of action of the external load. Ligament force, as a proportion of the external load,...

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10.1177/036354659402200320

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Engineering Science
Role:
Author
Journal:
The American journal of sports medicine
Volume:
22
Issue:
3
Pages:
418-423
Publication date:
1994-01-01
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EISSN:
1552-3365
ISSN:
0363-5465
URN:
uuid:f3ec6265-f9f0-4c84-9dbb-c38cfd8c79de
Source identifiers:
64456
Local pid:
pubs:64456

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