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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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Often, when you develop runner's knee, the vastus medialis obliqus (VMO) of the quadriceps (the inner thigh muscle that attaches to the inner aspect of the patella) is not working as well as it could.
Chondromalacia patella is caused by repeated stress on the knee, gradually softening the cartilage under the knee n Runner's knee accounts for more than 25 per cent of overuse injuries treated by sports therapists n Can be linked to overpronation, as the foot rolls inward the knee moves in an abnormal side to side motion n Short term treatment includes reducing running activity and replacing it with swimming, physiotherapy may be required
Muscle tear, the next most common exercise-induced injury after runner's knee, accounts for just over a quarter of fitness-related complaints.
The Syndrome: Runner's knee is common among runners, cyclists, aerobic dancers, rope jumpers, and basketball players.
A weakness or imbalance in the quadriceps can contribute to improper tracking of the kneecap and to runner's knee.
I couldn't run for the Kirk fight because I've got runner's knee could only do bits for this," he explained.
I knew something was wrong, that it wasn't runner's knee," she admits now, 14 years later.
Studies indicate that one out of four people has some form of patellofemoral condition, Including Osgood-Schlatter disease and runner's knee.
Many musculoskeletal injuries, especially those related to exercise (such as runner's knee or shin splints), are due in part to muscle weakness and imbalances as well as joint instability, which strength training may correct.