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Old 11-02-2007, 05:00 PM   #12
Janet Rosen
 
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Re: Knee Dislocation and Aikido practise

Reply to last poster, Chris, who is w/o lateral meniscus cartilage.

Many folks who have missing meniscus end up with an imbalance in how the femur rests on the lower leg bone, which eventually leads to osteoarthritis at the lower end of the femur, as well as sort of throwing all the other support structures into misalignment. We are able to stay active and do well, but.....

...seiza and seated technique place incredible stresses on the internal workings of the knee and I humbly suggest you consider yourself too high risk to incorporate them into your training.

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