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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

(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.

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
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Although we can see patella luxations or dislocations in all breeds, dogs with a bowed leg conformation can be more susceptible and certain breeds of cat such as British Shorthaired's are also more likely to suffer.
Undersurface of the patella was visualised with flexion and extension of the knee to assess patellar tracking.
The Insall-Salvati ratio (a ratio between the patellar tendon length and the patellar diagonal height) was measured at the greatest length of patella level on sagittal images (Figure 6).
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Posterior femur osteophyte and superior patella osteophyte size demonstrated an association with improved KSS scores that was not statistically significant.
Many of Patella's two-dimensional works are circular, taking a form that transcends all directions.
Due to the ellipsoidal and variable shape of the patella, what looks obvious to one person as the anterior surface and the desired resection line is often different from what another person sees [8].
The patient underwent surgery by anterior approach where quadricepsplasty and tension band wiring for the patella were performed after bringing the superior fragment down (Figure 2).
Inclusion criteria were comminuted lower avulsion patella fractures, age 18-60 years, closed injury.
Physical examination revealed swelling, local heat, and marked local tenderness over the superolateral aspect of the patella and difficulty performing a straight leg raise.
Knee radiographies showed double-layered patella (DLP), generalized degenerative changes, scoliosis, and circumferential radiopaque lesion around the right hip joint (calcification of the iliopsoas bursa) (Figures 1 and 2).
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