knee joint


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Noun1.Knee joint - hinge joint in the human leg connecting the tibia and fibula with the femur and protected in front by the patellaknee joint - 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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Presently the Tin Woodman changed his position, and at once Ojo, to the astonishment of all, dropped to the floor and held his crystal vial under the Emperor's knee joint. Just then the drop of oil fell, and the boy caught it in his bottle and immediately corked it tight.
Farther up the line a man, standing behind a tree, had had his knee joint splintered by a ball.
There were no stirrups, but really such supports were not needed--to use such a saddle was the next thing to riding a dinner table--there was ample support clear out to one's knee joints. A pack of ragged Portuguese muleteers crowded around us, offering their beasts at half a dollar an hour--more rascality to the stranger, for the market price is sixteen cents.
The shot entered on the outside, halfway between the hip and knee joints.'
There are two menisci on the inside and outside of each knee joint and they help to distribute the weight around the knee.
Hip and knee joint replacements are among the most common elective surgical procedures performed in the United States today.
Therapeutic exercise does not harm knee joint cartilage in people with osteoarthritis, a new study has concluded.
A 20-year-old sickle cell patient was among six patients that had their knee and hip replaced at the University College Hospital, as part of efforts by the hospital to improve their quality of life and train orthopaedic surgeons on hip and knee joint replacement surgery.
Knee osteoarthritis occurs when the cartilage has worn away on the ends of the two bones that make up the knee joint. In healthy knees, a gel-like substance called synovial fluid lubricates the joints, allowing the bones to glide over each other.
Two of the students have knee joint dislocation while others sustained bruises," said Mr Kimutai.
Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital New Brunswick, has earned The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval for its hip and knee joint replacement programs.Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital New Brunswick, has earned The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval for its hip and knee joint replacement programs.