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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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We consecutively enrolled 54 patients (6 men and 48 women) with 54 valgus knees who had been admitted to our hospital for surgical treatment (either osteotomy or TKA) from the year 2011 to 2013.
There was a "need for an appropriately powered and well-controlled trial on the effect of valgus knee bracing on persons with medial knee OA.
Adams, "An algorithmic approach to total knee arthroplasty in the valgus knee," Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, vol.
Due to these previous findings and our current finding we speculated that the "valgus knee" observed in an action with "Knee-in & Toe-out" is related to the occurrence of a noncontact injury and that both internal and external rotations of the tibia may occur at the time of an ACL injury.
Discussion of the knee is continued in an article on sagittal/coronal biomechanics and varus and valgus knee resulting in lower limb malalignment.
If this is the case, then interventions aimed at decreasing this load would need to be developed, as the simple set up modification tested in this study (external rotation of the foot) did not decrease the magnitude of this valgus knee load (Table 1).
Because the weightbearing axis of the lower extremity follows the mechanical axis, a varus knee will experience a shift in the joint compressive pressures towards the medial compartment, and the valgus knee will, similarly, experience a shift of the joint compressive pressures toward the lateral compartment.
Male Female (N=1707) (N=1046) Factor N % N % Factor 1 Poor Sagittal Flexion--Stance 559 32.8% 448 42.6% Factor 2 Valgus Knee & Feet Too Wide 428 25.1% 386 36.7% Factor 3 Toes Out & Knees Flexed 503 29.5% 154 14.6% Factor 4 Heelstrike & Uneven Footstrike 751 44.1% 273 26.0% Factor 5 Poor Sagittal Flexion--Landing 582 34.1% 472 44.9% (1) Factors generated from factor analysis loading.
* On the front frontal plane are observed: the position of feet and fingers, varus and valgus knees, the rotation of the femur (which is indicated by the position of the kneecap), the symmetry between the triangles of the size (space between arms and body trunk), the wavy aspect of the ribs, the alignment of the head.
Tyagi, "Long-term results of total knee arthroplasty for valgus knees: soft-tissue release technique and implant selection," Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery, vol.
[10,11] Although an altered load distribution between the lateral and medial compartments of the joint may be demonstrated in individuals with varus or valgus knees (and an inevitably HQ-angle), it remains unknown whether the thickness of the articular cartilages in these individuals is also functionally adapted, particularly at an early age.