Our knee is the largest joint in our body. It’s also the most vulnerable because it bears our weight while providing flexible movement. When we walk, our knees support 1.5 times our body weight. When climbing stairs, the pressure on our knees is about 3 to 4 times our body weight. And squatting puts about 8 times our weight on this joint.
The knee connects the femur to the tibia, or in layman’s terms our thigh bone to our shin bone. It is covered by the patella, or kneecap. There are actually two joints in the knee working together to make a hinge that will both bend and straighten our legs as well as slightly rotating them from side to side.
ORTHOPAEDIC SERVICES FOR KNEES
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