Hip function's influence on knee dysfunction: A proximal link to a distal problem

Michael P. Reiman, Lori A. Bolgla, Daniel Lorenz

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The purpose of this commentary is to describe the multifactorial relationships between hip-joint strength, range of motion, kinetics/kinematics, and various knee pathologies, specifically as they relate across an individual's life span. Understanding the interdependence between the hip and knee joints in respect to functional activity is a necessary and relevant aspect for clinicians to investigate to ameliorate various pathological presentations at the knee that might have a proximal relationship.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)33-46
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Sport Rehabilitation
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2009



  • Anterior cruciate ligament
  • Patellofemoral pain syndrome
  • Rehabilitation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biophysics
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Rehabilitation

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