News tagged with knee

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Motion analysis to detect arthrosis

Arthrosis  is excessive wear of joints beyond the usual age-related degeneration. For this reason, about 150,000 Germans are provided with an artificial knee joint every year. Early diagnosis and corresponding ...

Sep 04, 2014
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New ligament discovered in the human knee

Two knee surgeons at University Hospitals Leuven have discovered a previously unknown ligament in the human knee. This ligament appears to play an important role in patients with anterior cruciate ligament ...

Nov 05, 2013
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Improving knee replacements

(Medical Xpress)—Each year, approximately 600,000 total knee replacement procedures are performed in the United States, a number that is expected to rise exponentially in the next decade as the population ...

Feb 19, 2014
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Knee

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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