The functional anatomy of the knee joint - kinematics of the ligaments

  • U. Rehder
Conference paper


The ligaments of 32 knees from 20 cadavers were prepared and morphometrically measured. The attachment areas were related to the geometry of the femoral condyles. In a previous paper the shape of the condyles was described as an involute of a circle. Based on this model the kinematics of the attachment points of the ligaments were calculated by mathematical methods and compared with two-dimensional models of the knee joint.

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin, Heidelberg 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • U. Rehder
    • 1
  1. 1.Orthopädische KlinikUniversität HamburgHamburgFederal Republic of Germany

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