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Knee

The knee is made of two bones, the femur and the tibia, which meet to form a hinge joint. This hinge joint is cushioned by different pieces of cartilage which act as shock absorbers between the two bones. The knee is also surrounded by multiple ligaments which stabilize the bones and limit rotation and unwanted motion. These components work together to manage the stress the knee endures. Broken bones, torn ligaments and ruptured tendons are common knee injuries

 

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