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Ronak M.Patel M.D - Orthopaedic Surgeon
Hinsdale Orthopaedics
Hinsdale Orthopaedics

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Knee

Normal Anatomy of the Knee Joint

The knee is made up of four bones. The femur or thighbone is the bone connecting the hip to the knee. The tibia or shinbone connects the knee to the ankle. The patella (kneecap) is the small bone in front of the knee and rides on the knee joint as the knee bends. The fibula is a shorter and thinner bone running parallel to the tibia on its outside. The joint acts like a hinge but with some rotation.

How does the Knee joint work?
Find out more in this web based movie.

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