• Question: Why do some people buckle if you were to hit them in the back of the knee?

    Asked by sliced bread to Tiernan, Sonia, Mossy, Maureen on 14 Nov 2018.
    • Photo: Maureen

      Maureen answered on 14 Nov 2018:

      When you hit someone in the back of the knee, you usually hit their lateral collateral ligament, which bends and pulls the muscles in the leg together. The knee then automatically bends, or buckles. In any case it’s not the nicest thing to do to someone and you can actually end up severely hurting them.

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    • Photo: Sonia Lenehan

      Sonia Lenehan answered on 15 Nov 2018:

      That was explained incredibly well by Maureen!