patella alta


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patella alta

term used to describe a somewhat more proximal position of the patella than anticipated when it is visualized on a lateral radiograph of the knee.
[patella + L. alta, high]

pa·tel·la al·ta

(pă-tel'ă ahl'tă)
Term used to describe a somewhat more proximal position of the patella than anticipated when visualized on a lateral radiograph of the knee.
[patella + L. alta, high]

patella alta

A high-riding patella (high positioning of patella). When a person is standing, the patella rests in a more superior position than normal.
See also: patella
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Magnetic resonance imaging characteristics of the medial patellofemoral ligament lesion in acute lateral patellar dislocations considering trochlear dysplasia, patella alta, and tibial tuberosity-trochlear groove distance.
The lateral view allows for assessment of patella alta or baja, based on the Insall-Salvati ratio.
These again include an increased Q angle (increased femoral anteversion, genu valgum, tibia vara isolated to the proximal tibia, or external tibial torsion), MPFL insufficiency, patella alta, or patellofemoral dysplasia.
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This procedure is indicated for mild to moderate insufficiency of the MPFL, with a normal Q angle, and without trochlear dysplasia or patella alta.