Journal Logo

Institutional members access full text with Ovid®

The Longitudinal Axis of the Knee and the Role of the Cruciate Ligaments in Controlling Transverse Rotation

SHAW, JAMES A.; MURRAY, DAVID G.

Archive
Buy

Eleven knees were tested in a special jig to determine the location of the longitudinal axis of rotation and the role of the cruciate ligaments in controlling transverse rotation. It was found that the tibia rotates on the femur about an axis passing through the medial intercondylar tubercle of the tibial plateau. The cruciate ligaments stabilize but do not control this rotatory motion.

From the Department of Orthopedic Surgery, State University of New York, Upstate Medical Center, and the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Syracuse University, Syracuse

Copyright © 1974 by The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Incorporated
You currently do not have access to this article

To access this article: