The knee bone is connected to the… fabella?

A new study reports that a small knee bone that was less prevalent 100 years ago is making a comeback. Called the fabella (“little bean” in Latin), it can be found buried among the tendons in the back of your knee. A sesamoid bone, it is believed the fabella develops as a means to reduce tendon friction, though biologists have yet to study it closely. It is also associated with arthritis.

100 years ago fabellas could be found in about 10 percent of the population. Now researches say almost 40 percent of us have one, most likely because of improved nutrition and greater average heights. More

11 Comments on The knee bone is connected to the… fabella?

  1. THAT PROVES EVOLUTION, SO THAT MEANS GOD DOESN’T EXIST AND THE BIBLE IS JUNK!

    JOIN MY CHURCH OR BURN IN HELL!




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  2. My wife remembers fierce growing pains in that exact area, and now the 10 year old has the same spot hurting most of the time. Wonder if that thing is causing it.




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  3. When my girlfriend had me look for her “Little Bean” she didn’t direct me to the back of her knee.




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  4. I’ll see your fabella and raise you a discoid meniscus*. My ex-wife had one of those.

    (* – Look it up. I had to.)

    🙂




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  5. “100 years ago fabellas could be found in about 10 percent of the population. Now researches say almost 40 percent of us have one”

    100 years ago They didn’t cut as many of us up for fun.
    Today they are State Employees and cut you up whether you want it or not. So the ‘Research’ gets a lot more overtime to make these ‘discoveries’ and needs results. Skewed Stats.




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