Knee - Definition

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The knee is an important articulation of the lower limbs. This is indeed the knee that provides the connection between the thigh (hip to knee) and leg (knee to ankle). Before the regions are distinguished (patellar region) and rear (popliteal region) of the knee. The body weight is distributed largely on the knees. Knees also play a vital role in flexing the leg. Many diseases can affect the knee osteoarthritis, congenital malformation, tumor ... While some are easily treatable, others are much more serious.