As a complex joint and one of the largest joints in the body, the knee joint is a fascinating feature of the human form. This joint not only has the task of joining the femur (thigh bone), tibia (shin bone), and patella (knee cap), but also remaining flexible enough to allow for compound movements, such as running, jumping, dancing, kicking a soccer ball — the list goes on.
The knee joint may have the greatest range of motion thanks to its non-interlocking form, but the muscles, joint, tendons, ligaments, menisci, capsule, and tendons must all work together to give the leg the rigidity it needs to support nearly the entire human bodyweight.
Have you guessed this week’s Top 10 featured uploads from the embodi3D® community? That’s right, we’re highlighting the marvel that is the human knee joint — bones, tissues, and all. Within the following sections you see stunning […]
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