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The knee is a complex hinge-type joint that can be thought of as having two separate joints –the main hinge and a second joint between the patella (knee cap) and the front of the femur(thigh bone).
These joints are, however, contained within one capsule and so any increase in fluid within the knee (effusion/swelling) affects both joints.