Knee Assessment and Hip Mechanics

Knee Assessment and Hip Mechanics

Learn how hip and pelvis mechanics can influence the knee

Summary

This course will review the thought process when doing a knee assessment and provide you with useful tips to remember when evaluating a patient. It will also focus on how faulty hip and pelvis mechanics influence knee function under load. The course will not teach practical skills or lead to any clinical qualification.

Introduction

In the lower extremity, the knee sustains the most injuries, especially among active individuals. Hip, pelvis, and trunk control during activity have been shown to influence the knee biomechanics under load. It is important for therapists to do a thorough evaluation and understand the relationship between hip mechanics and the knee when evaluating a patient with knee injury or pain.

Outline

  • Video of an interview with topic specialist Lee Herrington
  • Read a related journal article
  • Quiz