patella baja


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patella baja

term used to describe a somewhat more distal position of the patella than anticipated when it is visualized on a lateral radiograph of the knee.
[patella + Sp. baja, low]
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pa·tel·la ba·ja

(pă-tel'ă bah'hah)
Term used to describe a somewhat more distal position of the patella than anticipated when visualized on a lateral radiograph of the knee.
[patella + Sp. baja, low]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

patella baja

A low-riding patella (low positioning of patella). When a person is standing, the patella rests in a more inferior position than normal.
See also: patella
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