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The Knee Joint

Knie istockphotoThe knee joint is not only one of the largest joints of the human body, but one of the most heavily stressed as well. Its mechanics are a truly marvellous achievement of nature flexible yet stable.

As a crucial element of our locomotor apparatus (or musculoskeletal system), however, the knee joint is subject to extreme loads day after day. In this function, it is not only vital for sport activities but as a guarantor of mobility up to an advanced age as well. While the knee is an unrivalled mechanism as long as it works "maintenance-free", it is also a complex system and, as such, susceptible to injury and wear.

Neglected injuries, in particular, tend to lead to the dreaded knee joint arthrosis at an advanced age. Therefore, visiting a knee specialist in due time is vital in cases of pain or trauma.