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Kne By Cleme
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Structure of the Knee
The structure of the knee is mainly
made up of:
-A joint capsule
All of these components are made
of collagen which breaks down as
we age.…read more

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Bones in the knee
The bones provide the knee with strength,
stability and flexibility, the knee is made up of
Femur four bones
-Tibia (shin) runs from the knee to the ankle at
the front of the leg. Attached to the top of the
tibia are two shock-absorbing cartilages which
help stabilize the knee.
- Fibula, a long, thin bone in the lower leg on
Fibula the lateral side, runs along side the tibia from
the knee to the ankle.
- Femur (thigh) the largest, longest and
strongest bone in the body.
- Patella (knee cap) a flat, triangular bone. It's
Tibia function is to relieve friction between the bones
and muscles when the knee is bent or
straightened and to protect the knee joint.…read more

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Muscles in the knee
The knee is made up of three
s - Quadriceps, a collection of 4
muscles on the front of the thigh,
responsible for straightening the
- Hamstrings, made up of 3
Hamstring muscles, antagonistic to the
quadriceps, responsible for
bending the knee
- Gastrocnemius
The primary job of the muscles is…read more

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Basketball and the
In the process of jumping which, in
basketball, can be useful to block a
shot, perform a dunk, perform a
layup, win a tip off, receive a high
pass or shoot a jump shot. The
knee bends as the hamstring
muscles contract and quadriceps
expand because they are
antagonistic muscles. The knee is a
ball and socket joint, so it uses
flexion and extension to bend
efficiently. After jumping the
reverse is used to land comfortably
without causing knee or ankle
injuries.…read more


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