Definition of Knee joint
1. Noun. Hinge joint in the human leg connecting the tibia and fibula with the femur and protected in front by the patella.
Terms within: Kneecap, Kneepan, Patella, Musculus Articularis Genus, Genicular Vein, Vena Genus
Group relationships: Leg
Generic synonyms: Ginglymoid Joint, Ginglymus, Hinge Joint
Medical Definition of Knee joint
1. A compound condylar synovial joint consisting of the joint between the condyles of the femur and the condyles of the tibia, articular menisci (semilunar cartilages) being interposed, and the articulation between femur and patella. Synonym: articulatio genus. (05 Mar 2000)
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Knee Joint
Literary usage of Knee joint
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1887)
"INTERNAL DERANGEMENTS OF THE KNEE-JOINT. PROFESSOR ANNANDALE (British Medical Journal, 1887, vol. ip 319) includes the following conditions under this term ..."
2. Anatomy, Descriptive and Surgical by Henry Gray (1901)
"Knee-joint. The knee-joint was formerly described us a ... This view of the construction of the knee-joint receives confirmation from the study of the ..."
3. The Surgical Clinics of North America by Robert E. Hermann, Avram M. Cooperman (1921)
"KNEE-JOINT INJURIES TRAUMATISM to joints usually expresses itself ... In the knee-joint we have the complexities inherent to a double joint, the pathology ..."
4. Surgery, Gynecology & Obstetrics by American College of Surgeons, Franklin H. Martin Memorial Foundation (1914)
"Examination of the left knee-joint showed a very marked deviation and just mild ... He tapped the knee-joint and got a serous fluid from which he made ..."
5. The Lancet (1898)
"Mr. FC WALLIS detailed three cases in which the Knee- joint had been Perforated. Case 1.—A man, aged twenty- three years, whilst getting over some iron ..."
6. The Practitioner by Gale Group, ProQuest Information and Learning Company (1872)
"Disease of the Knee-joint.—Mr. Cooper Forster records four cases of disease of the knee-joint that have recently occurred under his care. ..."
7. On Rest and Pain: A Course of Lectures on the Influence of Mechanical and by John Hilton, W. H. A. Jacobson (1879)
"IN the latter part of the last lecture I directed your attention to the numerous nerves which are placed around and within the interior of the knee-joint. ..."