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BMJ 2005; 330 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.330.7487.E336 (Published 11 February 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:E336
  1. Douglas Kamerow, editor

    One of my medical school teachers told us that God made a mistake when He (God had a gender then) designed our knees. Another said it was our own fault for walking up-right, as knees just weren't designed to take that kind of stress. The human knee is a joint that is both frequently injured and seemingly not up to the job of lasting our current extended lifetimes carrying our current excess of weight. The results: osteoarthritis, and a good part of this issue.

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