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(Society for Experimental Biology) Ostriches are the only animals in the world to have a double-kneecap, but its purpose remains an evolutionary mystery. Ph.D. student, Ms. Sophie Regnault, from the Royal Veterinary College, UK says 'understanding more about different kneecap configurations in different animals could help to inform prosthesis design, surgical interventions, and even robots with better joints.'NEXT ARTICLE
Arthroplasty is a surgical procedure to restore the integrity and function of a joint. A joint can be restored by resurfacing the bones. An artificial joint (called a prosthesis) may also be used. Various types of arthritis may affect the joints. Osteo...