patellar surface of femur

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pa·tel·lar sur·face of fe·mur

the groove formed anteriorly between the anterosuperior portions of the femoral condyles that accommodates the patella.
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The measurements were performed at the University Clinic for Orthopedic Surgery in Skopje, with knee flexion at 30 and 60 degrees, in order to measure the bony and cartilaginous SA on the patellar surface of the femur (Figure 1).
The purpose of this study was therefore (a) to determine the desired resection plane by having surgeons draw virtual resection lines on axial and sagittal preoperative X-rays, (b) to determine the corresponding estimated anterior surface plane, and (c) to determine a contact configuration on the anterior patellar surface that can achieve the desired patellar resection plane.
The resection planes, created from the surgeons' input, were visually compared to each other as well as the patellar surface. Without changing alignment, the planes were moved anteroposteriorly (representing different resection thicknesses) to visually inspect how they looked on the models and if there were any landmarks to which they specifically aligned.
It also forms an anastomosing arch with the lateral superior geniculate artery via a branch that crosses above the patellar surface. (26) The saphenous nerve is also associated with the VMO, as it has terminal branches, which innervate the muscle.
We didn't change patellar surface, just clean osteofites and correct soft tissue balance and didn't damage blood circulation, because of these reasons we succeed good result.
The data of this study showed that, after 60degree flexion, the contact area was relatively stable in the proximal portion of patella and symmetrically distributed in medial and lateral patellar surface, with no contact near the ridge of the patella.
[2], stair climbing places from four to six times your body weight on the patellar surface, opening the door for chondromalacia and other related knee conditions, especially for those who are overweight and prone to degenerative changes.
Proximal quadricepsplasty involves a release of tight lateral structures and advancement of the VMO insertion distally and laterally on the patellar surface. This medial imbrication procedure re-tensions the medial soft tissue restraints and restores a medially-directed force to the patella.