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asked in category: General Last Updated: 14th June, 2020

Why do knees rotate?

The knees have a "Screw Home" rotation that allows for full knee extension and flexion. There is an observable rotation of the knee during flexion and extension. This curvature allows the tibia and femur to follow this curve with tibial-on-femoral rotation as well as femoral-on-tibial rotation.

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Similarly one may ask, what causes internal rotation of knee?

The theory is that as the foot excessively pronates, the eversion of the subtalar joint causes obligatory internal rotation of the tibia. The opposing rotatory torques of femoral external rotation and tibial internal rotation may stress the knee joint and cause a stretching of the structures which limit knee rotation.

One may also ask, what muscles rotate the knee? KEY MOVEMENTS Rotation: The knee joint allows for slight rotation when flexed, which is produced by the biceps femoris, semitendinosus, semimembranosus, gracilis, and sartorius.

Furthermore, can valgus knees be corrected?

Knee valgus is most likely to occur/be seen while an individual is squatting. However, an easy way to correct this motion could be to place a small band above the participant's knees, which causes them to move out of internal rotation/adduction and focus on pushing their knees outward.

What is knee internal rotation?

When the knee is in a position of flexion between 30 and 90 degrees, there are approximately 45 degrees external and 25 degrees internal rotation. Rotatory motion decreases with further extension and, at 5 degrees of flexion, the knee has 23 degrees external and 10 degrees internal rotation.

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