Bipartite patella | Article about bipartite patella by The Free Dictionary
patella (redirected from bipartite patella)
Also found in: Dictionary
patella (pətĕl`ə): see kneecapkneecap
(patella), saucer-shaped bone at the front of the knee joint; it protects the ends of the femur, or thighbone, and the tibia, the large bone of the foreleg. The kneecap is embedded in the tendon tissue of the quadriceps femoris, a large thigh muscle.
..... Click the link for more information. .
A sesamoid bone in front of the knee, developed in the tendon of the quadriceps femoris muscle. Also known as kneecap.
1. Anatomy a small flat triangular bone in front of and protecting the knee joint
2. Biology a cuplike structure, such as the spore-producing body of certain ascomycetous fungi
3. Archaeol a small pan
References in periodicals archive
Plain radiographs revealed a Saupe type III bipartite patella
(fragment at the superolateral pole) and a radiolucent change at the junction of the two fragments in the affected knee [Figure 1].
When he was younger, Murray was inclined to run out of steam during long and gruelling matches, partly due to growing pains such as being born with a bipartite patella
He said: "My right knee, which has a bipartite patella
, started to act up again when I returned from Australia.
The Scot has also worked tirelessly to improve his fitness, one of his great shortcomings in the past due to growing pains as a junior and having to deal with being born with a bipartite patella