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Knee joint Coloured Xray of a healthy human knee joint Two bones meet at the knee forming a joint that works like a hinge At top is the large femur thighbone which articulates with the tibia shinbone at bottom Next to the tibia at lower right is the smaller fibula bone The patella or kneecap above centre faint pink oval is a protective bone at the front of the knee held in position by muscles and tendons Two discs of protective cartilage cover the surfaces of the femur and tibia to reduce friction between these bones This joint the largest in the body allows a backwardforward hinge movement with slight rotation

Work by Mehau Kulyk

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