knee joint


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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Historical Examples of knee joint

  • It was caused by a fragment of the bone, broken off at the knee-joint.

  • It was a question whether the fracture of bone extended into the knee-joint.

  • "I caught a drop of oil that fell from your knee-joint," confessed Ojo.

  • But Mr. Cooper and his fellows do their work with the knee-joint: it is round, and leaves no bruise.

    Hard Cash

    Charles Reade

  • The next day the gas-gangrene appeared above the knee-joint.

    Combed Out

    Fritz August Voigt