Your knee is the largest joint in your body. This articulate fellow is where the femur, the upper leg bone, meets the tibia and fibula, the lower leg bones. How does the knee work? With help from ligaments and muscles, knees help us bend, run, hop, skip, jump and roller skate. We kneed them!
Did you know your kneecap is as unique as your fingerprint? That's right, it's not some generic bone, your kneecap (aka your patella) is completely different than your brother's or your best friend's. It's like a snowflake!
Babies are born without kneecaps. It's true. These cartilage kneecaps may make birthing baby easier to pass through the ol' vagina. The kid's boney knees arrive between ages 2 and 6. Ok, one last fun fact about knees: grasshoppers and crickets have ears on their knees!
Before we give all knees a bad rap, let's learn more about all the knees you need to know! Human knee anatomy includes the femur up top, tibia and fibula below, your ACL, lateral and medial collateral ligaments, lateral and medical meniscuses to keep those bones together and moving around.
Knee injuries, arthritis and bursitis can really slow you down and keep you off your skateboard. Is your knee bad? I mean, really really bad? Welcome to the club! The Bad Knee Club invites all those with terrible knees to trash-talk the human body's largest and most complex joint.
Knee replacement surgery, called knee arthroplasty, replaces your old knee joint with a shiny new one. Get your Forever Knee plush along with your Robot Metal Knee Replacement (our new band name) and watch the smiles roll in from your surgeon, your PT and all other knee pros helping you get well.
Knees are cool and all, but when yours stop working and cause you a ton of pain, you are ready to toss out the old knee and start life over again with knee replacement surgery. New knee, new me!
Do we have the best funny knee surgery gifts? We think so! But don't trust us, we are totally biased! Listen up to our customers: "I gave this to my sister after she had knee replacement surgery. She said it was 'one of the cutest things she's ever seen.' The tag is a little fun/educational booklet too. I Heart Guts is so awesome. Buy the plushies, follow them on Instagram. Learn and laugh and bring more joy into the world." - Coll via Amazon.
Another happy Amazon customer says: "Gave this to my sister the morning before she had knee surgery. She loved it. She took it with her to the hospital and it gave her surgeon and nurses a good laugh. One nurse named him Kneeburt."
Our knee plush is the cutest knee plush and best knee surgery gifts on Amazon (again, so super BIASED!), with the highest five-star ratings (this is actual facts) and makes the best funny knee replacement gift (in our opinion) on Amazon or whatever other wacky third-party website you like to buy from.
And that's all you kneed to know today.