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knee

knee (ne)

1. genu (1) 2. Any structure of angular shape resembling a flexed knee. [A.S. cneow]
Brodie's k. chronic hypertrophic synovitis of the k.Brodie's disease (1);
capped k. swelling of the bursa of the extensor metacarpi magnus muscle in cattle, usually caused by injury to the carpus in getting up and down on hard floors.
housemaid's k. an adventitious occupational bursitis occurring over the tibial tuberosity, the area of contact when kneeling; not to be confused with infrapatellar bursitis.prepatellar bursitis;
locked k. a condition in which the k. lacks full extension and flexion because of internal derangement, usually the result of a torn medial meniscus.

 

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