Knee joint replacement - series
The knee is a complex joint that is made up of the lower end of the thigh bone, or femur (the femoral condyles), and the upper end of the shine bone, or tibia (the tibial plateau). The femoral condyles usually glide smoothly on the tibial plateau, allowing for smooth, painless motion of the lower leg.
Review Date: 5/21/2012
Reviewed By: Harvey Simon, MD, Editor-in-Chief, Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Physician, Massachusetts General Hospital.
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