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Kneecapping

Informal; the act of stopping a trend. The term is highly derogatory. For example, an analyst may accuse a government of kneecapping GDP growth by adopting a certain policy.
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"So, when the kneecap breaks, think if you split a piece of wood and it splits in two pieces and you wrap a rope around it to keep the two pieces together," Dr.
Caption: Stone-tool marks on a brown bear's kneecap provide the earliest evidence of humans in Ireland, between about 12,800 and 12,600 years ago.
"As he made contact with the ground, his kneecap popped out but they put it straight back," said Castleford coach Daryl Powell.
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About a week ago I suddenly developed pain overnight in both kneecaps. I think this could be runner's knee, but the pain occurs only when I'm going up or down steps, or going from a standing position to a sitting position.
They diagnose a luxating patella by palpating the kneecap. X-rays can help determine the extent of the problem and reveal joint damage.
e No 9 has been in France this week for an operation to repair a broken kneecap.
The kneecap joint consists of the kneecap (patella) and the thigh bone (femur) and medically is called the patellofemoral joint.
He said: "I tried to protect my calf by generating more power from my quads and they snapped the tendons - basically my muscles were too strong for the tendons and ripped them from my kneecap.
The 37-year-old jockey, who made an abortive comeback in May, was left with no alternative after being informed by the BHA's chief medical adviser, Dr Michael Turner, that his kneecap would never regain the range of movement required for race-riding.
The incorporated gel cap provides a kneecap "doughnut" for comfort, while the elastic thigh strap moves with your body for flexibility.
During total knee replacement surgery, or adhroplasty, surfaces of the thighbone (femur), shinbone (tibia), and kneecap (patella) are replaced with a metal-and-plastic implant.