Kneecapping | definition of Kneecapping by Medical dictionary
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The act of destroying someone’s knee(s) using a firearm, baseball bat, lead pipe or other blunt instrument, or a power drill—with a countersunk drill bit—as punishment or torture. The practice has been popular with paramilitaries in Italy and Northern Ireland and reported from Gaza. The patella is not always injured in these incidents; damage to soft tissues—nerves and arteries—can be significant
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