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Why Don’t We Have Elbowcaps?

Arms and legs are pretty similar, from the amount of bones they have to the way their joints bend, but your legs have one thing your arms don’t: kneecaps. Ever wonder why?

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Sources:
http://www.aofas.org/footcaremd/conditions/ailments-of-the-big-toe/pages/sesamoiditis.aspx

Why do we have a kneecap, but not an ‘elbowcap’?

Why Do We Have Knee Caps Anyway?


http://www.arthritis.org/about-arthritis/where-it-hurts/elbow-pain/elbow-anatomy.php
Sophie Regnault and John R. Hutchinson, personal communication

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