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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.
Reiman is with the Physical Therapy Dept, Wichita State University, Wichita, KS 67260-0043. Bolgla is with the Dept of Physical Therapy, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, GA. Lorenz is with Rockhurst University, Kansas City, MO.