James C. Ohman, Ph.D. (
9 Oct 1995 15:58:21 GMT (H. M. Hubey) wrote:
> (Bob Aduddell) writes:
>>Say what? Turkeys and pheasant (just to name two) have knees that
>>bend opposite to humans. As far as tetrapods, are we talking front

This "knee joint" in turkeys and pheasants is homologous to our ankle

>The knee is not the main joint between the thigh and the toes :-)..
>Yes, I also used this definition but that's not the definition. It's
>the first joint after the hip :)

The "knee joint" is the joing between the femur and the tibia.

James C. Ohman, Ph.D.
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine