Scientists at Imperial College London analyzed 21,676 cases involving knee joints from 1918 to 2018 in 27 countries. It turned out that the frequency of occurrence of Fabela for this period increased three times.
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Experts can not give an unambiguous answer about the functions of this bone, because before that nobody had studied it. Perhaps Fabela should reduce friction in the tendons by redirecting muscle strength. But it can also cause pain and interfere with knee surgery.
Why does the fabela reappear? The point may be in the diet. Today, people began to eat better than ever and, accordingly, have become taller and heavier. In connection with this, longer calves and large calf muscles began to develop, which increases the pressure on the knee.
Now scientists are finding out how the appearance of fabela depends on gender and genetics. Research results may affect the treatment of patients with knee pain.
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