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New knee ligament identified


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I would have thought they would have found them all by now, but apparently not:




Last month, knee surgeons from the University Hospitals Leuven in Belgium announced that they had found a new knee ligament, one that had not previously been specifically identified despite untold numbers of past knee dissections and scans. This surprising announcement, in The Journal of Anatomy, should improve our understanding of how the knee works and why some knee surgeries disappoint and also underscores the continually astonishing complexity of human anatomy.


Apparently back in 1879 a French surgeon found something in there but he never identified it and it was forgotten over the years.

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