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knee

1. the joint of the human leg connecting the tibia and fibula with the femur and protected in front by the patella
2. 
a. the area surrounding and above this joint
b. reaching or covering the knee
3. a corresponding or similar part in other vertebrates
4. anything resembling a knee in action, such as a device pivoted to allow one member angular movement in relation to another
5. anything resembling a knee in shape, such as an angular bend in a pipe
6. any of the hollow rounded protuberances that project upwards from the roots of the swamp cypress: thought to aid respiration in waterlogged soil

Knee

A bent or curved element used to stiffen a joint where two members meet at an angle, such as a timber frame column and beam.

knee

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(anatomy)
The articulation between the femur and the tibia in humans. Also known as genu.
The corresponding articulation in the hindlimb of a quadrupedal vertebrate.
(mechanical engineering)
In a knee-and-column type of milling machine, the part which supports the saddle and table and which can move vertically on the column.
(metallurgy)
The lower supporting structure for an arm in a resistance welding machine.

knee

1. A piece of wood having a bend, either natural or artificially set; a crook, 2.
2. A part of the back of a handrail having a convex upper surface.
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005), initial contact with the toe, varus hindfoot, cavus foot, and varus knee.
Varus knee, which is often associated to cavus foot, was another relevant factor.
In a valgus knee, the force on the lateral compartment increases, and the force on the medial compartment decreases but proportionally less than for same angulation in the varus knee.
They reported that 94% of normally aligned knees were acceptable versus 32% acceptable results in varus knees.
The double varus knee results from an injury to, or chronic stretching of the lateral structures; loss of lateral support leads to further medial translation of the weightbearing axis and an increased varus deformity; and
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