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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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About a week ago I suddenly developed pain overnight in both kneecaps.
The VMO is the muscle located just above and to the inside of your kneecap and can be seen when you tighten your thigh muscles, as shown above.
There's a pressing need for non-surgical interventions for knee osteoarthritis, and little attention has been paid to treatments particularly aimed at the kneecap (the patellofemoral joint), a major source of knee pain," explained Dr Michael Callaghan, research associate in rehabilitation science at the University of Manchester.
SCOTLAND'S strongest man is fighting to save his career after snapping his kneecaps in a weightlifting accident.
He underwent surgery May 21 to clear out cartilage debris and smooth out rough spots behind the kneecap.
Morrison said yesterday: "Andy has had the leg assessed and has got to have the bone behind the kneecap pinned.
The syndrome, also known as runner's knee, is usually caused by improper tracking of the kneecap in the patellofemoral groove.
In many cases of PFS, a lateral-view x-ray will show that the kneecap rides high ("patella alta").
A man was left with a shattered kneecap after being attacked by thugs who hurled him on to a Metro line just seconds before a train arrived.
It sounds like sandpaper grating and it may be the kneecap pressing into the bones behind it, or loose kneecaps.
We are about to lose our multi-million dollar custom kneecap program because our costs are out of control.