Mini Review
Volume 12 Issue 9 - 2021
The Ligamento-Muscular Reflex at the Knee Complex
Wangdo Kim*
Ingeniería Mecánica, Universidad de Ingenieria y Tecnologia - UTEC, Lima, Perú
*Corresponding Author: Wangdo Kim, Ingeniería Mecánica, Universidad de Ingenieria y Tecnologia - UTEC, Lima, Perú.
Received: June 09, 2021; Published: August 28, 2021


Proprioception, considered as the obtaining of information about one’s own action, does not necessarily depend on proprioceptors. At the knee joint, perceptual systems are active sets of organs designed to reach equilibrium through synergies into the specific mechanoreceptors in the knee predominantly located on the cruciate ligaments. The terminals are of many sorts, not easy to distinguish. There are free nerve endings, the bare branches of the afferent fibers that can spread out, spray, or cluster in basket-like or flower-like arrangements. These are extremely dense. To call them “receptors” may sound strange, but the fact is that the naked peripheral nerve cell is excited by squeezing it, and it is therefore receptive. Ligaments have significant input to sensation and synergistic activation of muscles. The ligamento-muscular reflex is responsive to mechanical stimulation techniques within the scope of practice for physiotherapy. Utilizing specific manual techniques can have positive effects in attenuating proprioceptive and kinesthetic neurological deficits.

Keywords: The Ligamento-Muscular Reflex; Mechanoreceptors; Gibson´S Affordance; The Principle Of Least Action; Tensegrity’s Structure; Instantaneous Knee Axis (IKA); The Knee Complex; Gibson´S Ecological Mechanics


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