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Re: Waiting for a giant bird and dino physiology revisted
Why does bending the knee load the femur in tension rather than compression?
John Bois wrote:
> On Mon, 7 May 2001, Matthew Bonnan wrote:
> > 2) In the case of ground birds, their hindlimbs were already modified so
> > that they walk or run with bent knees all the time. This means that their
> > femur is constantly being loaded in tension, not in compression.