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Global experts debate dodgy joint implants

International, interstate and local leaders from the orthopaedics field will converge on Flinders University Victoria Square this week to explore new ways to screen out poorly designed orthopaedic devices, including hip and ...

May 07, 2014
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The knee joint joins the thigh with the leg and consists of two articulations: one between the femur and tibia, and one between the femur and patella. It is the largest and most complicated joint in the human body. The knee is a mobile trocho-ginglymus (i.e. a pivotal hinge joint), which permits flexion and extension as well as a slight medial and lateral rotation. Since in humans the knee supports nearly the entire weight of the body, it is the joint most vulnerable both to acute injury and the development of osteoarthritis.

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