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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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With a medial luxation, dogs tend to hold their leg out to the side while the kneecap is dislocated.
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 kneecap (patella) has to be more robust because the knee joint bears the weight of the body - without a patella we would walk with straight, stiff legs - and because the knee bends forward, making it more vulnerable to damage.
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").
Knees can make another familiar sound, called "joint mice." It sounds like sandpaper grating and it may be the kneecap pressing into the bones behind it, or loose kneecaps.
With best fit algorithms in the software, you can measure any six points within about a half an inch of where you think they are." (Yes, "best fit" helps kneecaps fit best, I mused.) "It works on any part, any time," Skeeter continued, "as long as you follow some simple rules.
Premiership star Dickov, 31, has been chillingly warned his kneecaps will be SMASHED.
No word either if the sisters' practically bionic kneecaps were to be donated to the National Baseball League's Yogi Berra Home for Retired Catchers.
Every beginning thrower must learn how to control the torso from kneecaps to chest
Your kneecaps will shiver; Your hair will fall out!
However, individuals with the variant gene shunted proportionately more of their stored lead into the spongier trabecular bone (of kneecaps and vertebrae, for instance) than did those with the normal gene.