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pa·tel·la

, gen. and pl.

pa·tel·lae

(pa-tel'ă, -ē), [TA]
The large sesamoid bone, in the combined tendon of the quadriceps femoris, covering the anterior surface of the knee.
Synonym(s): kneecap
[L. a small plate, the kneecap, dim. of patina, a shallow disk, fr. pateo, to lie open]

patella

/pa·tel·la/ (pah-tel´ah) [L.] a triangular bone, about 5 cm in diameter, situated at the front of the knee in the tendon of insertion of the quadriceps muscle. Called also knee cap. patel´lar

patella

(pə-tĕl′ə)
n. pl. pa·tellae (-tĕl′ē)
1.
a. A flat triangular bone located at the front of the knee joint. Also called kneecap.
b. A dish-shaped anatomical formation.
2. A pan or dish in ancient Rome.

pa·tel′lar, pa·tel′late (-tĕl′ĭt, -āt′) adj.

patella

[pətel′ə]
Etymology: L, small dish
a flat, large sesamoid bone at the front of the knee joint, having a pointed apex that attaches to the patellar ligament. The convex anterior surface of the bone is perforated for the passage of nutrient vessels and covered by an expansion from the tendon of the quadriceps femoris. Also called kneecap.

pa·tel·la

, pl. patellae (pă-tel'ă, -ē) [TA]
The large sesamoid bone that covers the anterior surface of the knee. It is formed in the tendon of the quadriceps femoris muscle and is attached to the tibia by the patellar tendon.
Synonym(s): kneecap.
[L. a small plate, the kneecap, dim. of patina, a shallow disk, fr. pateo, to lie open]

patella

The knee cap. The patella is a large triangular SESAMOID bone lying on front of the knee joint within the tendon of the QUADRICEPS FEMORIS group of muscles.

patella

  1. the kneecap bone which is present in most mammals, and in some birds and reptiles, protecting the front of the joint from injury.
  2. the generic name of the LIMPET, Patella.

Patella

The kneecap.
Mentioned in: Nail-Patella Syndrome

patella

pl. patellae [L.] a large sesamoid bone at the femorotibial joint. See also Table 10.

patella cubiti
an anomalous sesamoid over the extensor aspect of the elbow.
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TC 1044 3 Tabela 5: Escores de robusticidade nas areas de fixacao tendineo-ligamentar e alteracoes osteofiticas (OF) na insercao do quadriceps femoral, ligamento da patela na tibia, sitios Praia da Tapera e Armacao do Sul.
8-10) Las fracturas avulsion con componente vertical que no involucran al aparato extensor de la patela suelen manejarse adecuadamente con colocacion de aparato de yeso, sin embargo, las lesiones que involucran la articulacion patelofemoral, con escalones articulares e inestables suelen ser susceptibles a fijacion mediante osteosintesis para disminuir el riesgo de artrosis.
Este protocolo apresentado por Campos (2010) consiste em iniciar o tratamento ja no 1 dia pos operatorio ao 3 dia com mobilizacao passiva de patela e a ADM devera atingir de 0 a 90, a marcha devera ser com muletas e sem apoio do membro operado e crioterapia.
Una vez deshecha la articulacion de la cadera, el muslo, la patela, y la pierna caen conjuntamente y de manera articulada.
18-21): femur con las carenas DI, DE, IM, VI obsoletas y con granulacion menor; patela sin carenas evidentes, superficies lisas; pinza mas robusta en los machos (figs.
Trocanter con una fuerte espina ventral; femur ventralmente dentado en toda su longitud, dorsalmente con una fila de granulos; patela con una fila dorsal de granulos, y con 3-4 espinitas en la zona ventroapical, sin espina mesoapical; tibia con dos largas espinas ventromesales y con una larga espina ventrolateral apical.
Templi arcaici sulla patela di Prinias in Creta: Contributi allo studio dell'arte dedalica," ASAtene 1, pp.
Ba patela Sello bana `They're hiding the children for Sello' or Ba patela bana Sello `They're hiding Sello for the children' 4.
Tenders are invited for protection work for seepage in patela pond
A dobra cutanea da coxa e medida paralelamente ao eixo longitudinal, sobre o musculo reto femoral na metade da distancia do ligamento inguinal e a borda superior da patela (Farinatti e Monteiro, 1999).