Category Archives: Disjointed

Disjointed – The Knee

     The knee is a complex joint, classified as a pivotal hinge joint.  Dislocation of the knee is often associated with trauma such as collisions involving motor vehicles, motorcycles, and bicycles.  Some combat sports target the knee area.  Striking arts … Continue reading

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Disjointed – The Kneecap

     The kneecap (Patella) is an oval-shaped sesamoid bone.  Sesamoid bones are embedded within tendons.  The kneecap is embedded within the quadricep tendon.  It’s location allows the tendon to exert more leverage on the femur.  The kneecap has two joints, the … Continue reading

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Disjointed – The Elbow

     The elbow is a hinge joint that connects the humerus bone to the radius and ulnar bones.  The humerus extends from the shoulder to the elbow.  The radius extends from the elbow to the wrist on the thumb side … Continue reading

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Disjointed – The Shoulder

     Many of the techniques in BJJ such as the americana, kimura, and omoplata, attack the shoulder joint.  They are designed to incapacitate an attacker by dislocating the shoulder.  Thereby rendering their arm useless.     Shoulder dislocations constitute a large percentage of joint related emergency … Continue reading

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