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knee joint

knee joint in Medicine

knee joint n.
A compound condylar joint consisting of the joint between the condyles of the femur and the condyles of the tibia, and the articulation between the femur and the patella.

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  • If he doesn't go for that, we pass a line round his forelegs, at the knee joint, then go in front of him and draw on the line.

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  • The knee joint somehow seems to work somewhat the wrong way.

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  • A knee joint has got wrong, and it is deemed the right thing to wear a cold bandage constantly round it.

    Papers on Health John Kirk
  • It may also be due to other diseases existing in parts below the knee joint.

    Special Report on Diseases of the Horse United States Department of Agriculture
  • I cut the feet off at the knee joint and slip the drumstick through this slit.

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  • He was told that an abscess was forming on the knee joint, and he could hope for no relief until it would burst.

  • Such fractures are most frequently found in the elbow and knee joint.

  • Obtain a part of a beef shin bone, or a portion of a sheep's or calf's leg, including if convenient the knee joint.

    A Practical Physiology Albert F. Blaisdell
  • If we bend the arm or leg forcibly, and grasp the inside of the elbow or knee joint, we can feel the tendons beneath the skin.

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