A sensory role for the cruciate ligaments.

  title={A sensory role for the cruciate ligaments.},
  author={H{\aa}kan Johansson and Per Sj{\"o}lander and Petr Sojka},
  journal={Clinical orthopaedics and related research},
Morphologic, physiologic, and clinical evidence for the sensory role of the cruciate ligaments is reviewed. The cruciate ligaments accommodate morphologically different sensory nerve endings (Ruffini endings, Pacinian corpuscles, Golgi tendon organlike endings, and free nerve endings) with different capabilities of providing the central nervous system with information not only about noxious and chemical events but also about characteristics of movements and position-related stretches of these… CONTINUE READING
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