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Synonyms for knee

hinge joint in the human leg connecting the tibia and fibula with the femur and protected in front by the patella

joint between the femur and tibia in a quadruped

the part of a trouser leg that provides the cloth covering for the knee

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For every valgus knee, we measured the anatomical medial proximal tibial angle (aMPTA) on the long-film radiograph to detect valgus deformity in tibia [Figure 1]b.
In a trial of randomized crossover design, 80 patients either wore a valgus knee brace (Oadjuster) plus customized neutral foot orthoses and motion-control shoes or a neutral knee brace (Montana) plus flat, non-supportive foot orthoses and flexible mid-sole shoes for 12 weeks.
Exclusion criteria included the patients under 18 years of age, conspicuous varus or valgus knee deformity, extensor mechanism abnormalities, knee fracture, joint effusion, cruciate and collateral ligamentous abnormalities and the patients with a prior knee surgery.
There was no significant difference between the incidence of moderate and severe (angle > 15[degrees]) varus and valgus knee deformity between the two cohorts, which were compared in the study.
Biophysiologic studies also identified changes in gait, suggesting that valgus knee deformities could be exacerbated if patients with such conditions participated in yoga over a long period.
The medial collateral ligament (MCL) of the knee is one of the most commonly injured ligaments during sports, particularly those involving valgus knee loading such as soccer, ice hockey and skiing [1-3].
Other biomechanical studies also suggested the valgus knee has an injury risk due to the torque applied to the knee joint (Hewett et al.
One legged squat revealed severe foot pronation, internal femoral and tibial rotation, and valgus knee deviation on the right side.
Discussion of the knee is continued in an article on sagittal/coronal biomechanics and varus and valgus knee resulting in lower limb malalignment.
However, the biophysiologic studies also identified changes in gait, suggesting that valgus knee deformities could be exacerbated if patients with such conditions participated in yoga over a long period.
It was related with supination, and with varus or normal knee with respect to valgus knee.
Because the weightbearing axis of the lower extremity follows the mechanical axis, a varus knee will experience a shift in the joint compressive pressures towards the medial compartment, and the valgus knee will, similarly, experience a shift of the joint compressive pressures toward the lateral compartment.
If this is the case, then interventions aimed at decreasing this load would need to be developed, as the simple set up modification tested in this study (external rotation of the foot) did not decrease the magnitude of this valgus knee load (Table 1).