Acta Universitatis Carolinae Kinanthropologica (AUC Kinanthropologica) is an international peer reviewed journal for the publication of research outcomes in the humanities, the social sciences and the natural sciences, as applied to kinathropology. It is a multidisciplinary journal accepting only original unpublished articles in English in the various sub-disciplines and related fields of kinanthropology, such as Anthropology, Anthropomotorics, Sports Pedagogy, Sociology of Sport, Philosophy of Sport, History of Sport, Physiology of Sport And Exercise, Physical Education, Applied Physical Education, Physiotherapy, Human Biomechanics, Psychology of Sport, Sports Training and Coaching, Sport Management, etc. The journal also welcomes interdisciplinary articles. The journal also includes reports of relevant activities and reviews of relevant publications.

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AUC KINANTHROPOLOGICA, Vol 50 No 2 (2014), 108–114

Changes of Rheological Properties During Various Degrees of Knee Flexion after Meniscectomy

Aneta Vránová, Monika Šorfová, Petr Kubový

announced: 19. 08. 2015


Aim of this article is to find out if there is any difference in rheological properties in various degrees of flexion in the knee with meniscal tear and compare the results with measurement after physical activity. Experimental measurements were done by using the method of biorheometry which detects the passive resistance of the knee in movement from flexion to extension. We found changes of rheological properties in higher degrees of knee flexion with typical rising followed by fall of biorheogram around flexion of 80°. They were more remarkable after physical activity. Changes of rheological properties were more expressive in patients who have undergone meniscectomy a few years ago than changes in patients with recent meniscectomy.

keywords: meniscus; knee joint; biorheometry; rheology; meniscectomy

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