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Knee Joint distal end of femur: articulates with the tibia and patella; has two condyles, lateral and medial (larger from front to back), which form a hollowed area to receive the patella tibia: consists of two tuberosities designed to receive the condyles of the femur; tuberosities divided posteriorly by a groove called the popliteal notch
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Knee Joint ginglymus (hinge joint) allowing flexion and extension (slight medial and lateral rotation) weak bony arrangement but compensated for through the support of ligaments and musculature designed primarily to provide stability in weight bearing and mobility in locomotion.
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Knee Joint ARTICULATIONS: between the two femoral condyles and menisci between the tibia and menisci between patella and femur
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Knee Joint
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medial joint line
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lateral joint line
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