A Medical Deep Dive into the inner workings of the Knee, Hip and Shoulder.

These three medical animation modules enable patients (and potential patients) to better educate themselves with high-definition graphics and animation, easy-to-understand narratives, and identification of key components that make up the joint structure.

The Knee

The knee is a specialized hinge joint between the femur (thigh bone) and tibia (shin bone). The patella (knee cap) plays a key role in the pulley mechanism that extends (straightens) the knee joint.

knee screenshot

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The Hip

The hip joint is a ball-and-socket joint between the femur and the acetabulum of the pelvis, or hip bone. The acetabulum forms a deep socket and accommodates the rounded head of the femur.

hip bone

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The Shoulder

The shoulder joint, also known as the glenohumeral joint, is a ball and socket joint that is capable of a wider range of motion than any other joint in the body. The rounded, ball-shaped head of the humerus seats in the socket-shaped glenoid fossa of the scapula.

shoulder screenshot

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