Question:

Is there a proper name for the back of the knee?

Answer:

The Popliteal Ligament takes up the greater back-of-knee area, but no. Science has got around to putting a tag on that yet!

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In human anatomy, the hip extensors are a group of skeletal muscles that act to extend the femur (thigh bone) from the lumbo-pelvic complex, i.e., pull the knee down and backward.

The hip extensors are (in descending order of importance to the action of extending the hip joint):

Knee pain is a common complaint for many people. There are several factors that can cause knee pain. Awareness and knowledge of the causes of knee pain lead to a more accurate diagnosis. Management of knee pain is in the accurate diagnosis and effective treatment for that diagnosis. Knee pain can be either referred pain or related to the knee joint itself.

The knee joint consists of an articulation between four bones: the femur, tibia, fibula and patella. There are four compartments to the knee. These are the medial and lateral tibiofemoral compartments, the patellofemoral compartment and the superior tibiofibular joint. The components of each of these compartments can suffer from repetitive strain, injury or disease. Running long distance can cause pain to the knee joint as it is high impact exercise.

The popliteal fossa (sometimes referred to colloquially as the knee pit) is a shallow depression located at the back of the knee joint. The bones of the popliteal fossa are the femur and the tibia.

Anatomy Knee

Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) can affect the body's muscles, joints, tendons, ligaments and nerves. Most work-related MSDs develop over time and are caused either by the work itself or by the employees' working environment. MSD's can also occur in the patients life outside work either through sport - tennis (elbow); music - guitar playing or a hobby - on-line tracing of a family tree. These external work events can be exacerbated by their daily profession. They can also result from fractures sustained in an accident. Typically, MSDs affect the back, neck, shoulders and upper limbs; less often they affect the lower limbs.

Health problems range from discomfort, minor aches and pains, to more serious medical conditions requiring time of MSDs are a priority for the EU in its Community strategy. Reducing the musculoskeletal load of work is part of the 'Lisbon objective', which aims to create 'quality jobs' by:

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