human knee

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Noun1.human knee - hinge joint in the human leg connecting the tibia and fibula with the femur and protected in front by the patellahuman knee - hinge joint in the human leg connecting the tibia and fibula with the femur and protected in front by the patella
kneecap, kneepan, patella - a small flat triangular bone in front of the knee that protects the knee joint
musculus articularis genus - the articular muscle of the knee
genicular vein, vena genus - veins that drain blood from structures around the knee; empty into the popliteal vein
leg - a human limb; commonly used to refer to a whole limb but technically only the part of the limb between the knee and ankle
ginglymoid joint, ginglymus, hinge joint - a freely moving joint in which the bones are so articulated as to allow extensive movement in one plane
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All about were evidences of a furious struggle; small sprouts of poison-oak were bent and denuded of leaf and bark; dead and rotting leaves had been pushed into heaps and ridges on both sides of the legs by the action of other feet than theirs; alongside the hips were unmistakable impressions of human knees.
In last month's article, "Dogs' Knees' Needs," I described the structure of the canine stifle joint and how it differs from the human knee. The slope to the tibia is one of the biggest contributing factors to this injury.
The first section covers the relevant anatomy of the human knee and discusses several important principles of TKA such as limb axis, femoral referencing, and implant constraint.
The action was an inspired mechanical adaptation of the human knee. The resulting gun was long and heavy and, revolutionary though it was, it failed to generate any significant military sales.
These technologies from the world have the power of regeneration of cartilage in human knee joints.
Soft tissue restraints to lateral patellar translation in human knee. Am J Sports Med 1998;26(1):59-65.
Barber said the decision to euthanise Denman was taken after the deterioration of the horse's stifle, the equine equivalent of a human knee. In a statement yesterday morning, Paul nicholls, who trained Denman for Barber and Harry Findlay, said: "It is with regret I have to report our hugely popular Cheltenham Gold Cup winner Denman was put to sleep painlessly yesterday.
As my old mother once remarked, in those sighing tones of a slowly boiling kettle, God was not at his best when he made the human knee - not mine, anyway.
A variety of robotic orthoses have been developed to assist human knee joints for locomotion.

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