Mechanics of the Knee

  • Paul G. J. Maquet


In this chapter the forces exerted on the knee in different conditions are first calculated. The articular surfaces transmitting the supported load will then be measured. When the load and the weight-bearing surfaces are known, the magnitude of the compressive stresses in the joint can be deduced. These calculations will be preceded by an introductory discussion of load and stress.


Coronal Plane Tibial Plateau Patella Tendon Directional Cosine Lateral Condyle 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • Paul G. J. Maquet
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  1. 1.AywailleBelgium

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