Recently, two scientists from Belgium have discovered a new ligament in the knee which had previously been unknown. It’s the anterolateral ligament (ALL), and it’s connected to the ACL, which is a part of the knee that many athletes injure. The ACL is likely to be re-injured after the first time it is torn, but this new discovery showed that the ALL is probably also injured but isn’t treated, which leads to more tearing.
What I find inspiring is this: the pure insanity of discovering a new part of the human body. Obviously there are things about the body we don’t understand, like cancer, disease, and genetic defects, but it’s crazy to think that parts of our bodies exist that we don’t even know are there.