knee joint

Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Financial, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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
References in classic literature ?
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.
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.
The shot entered on the outside, halfway between the hip and knee joints.
In this study, we aimed to explore the value and significance of three-dimensional printing PSIs based on knee joint computed tomography (CT) and full-length lower extremity radiography in TKR.
He gave history of exacerbations and remission of the swelling and repeated knee joint aspiration for symptomatic relief, which revealed clear fluid.
Keeping your knee joint happy throughout your life is one of the best ways to avoid osteoarthritis.
The anatomical abnormalities and variations of the intra-articular structures of the knee joint have recently become significant because of new techniques such as arthroscopy, CT and MRI.
The condition occurs when the cartilage (which usually protects the ends of bones) in the knee joint breaks down.
Our study shows that a lifestyle intervention such as weight loss can slow the process of knee joint degeneration in patients at risk for and with osteoarthritis," said lead researcher Dr Alexandra Gersing.
hybrid serial-parallel kinematic structure consisting of a 1-DOF hip joint module and a 2-DOF knee joint module in the sagittal plane.
If one of the menisci -- the cushioning cartilage in the knee joint -- is also torn, however, that can increase knee instability, making surgery the best option.