trochlea

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trochlea

[′träk·lē·ə]
(anatomy)
A pulleylike anatomical structure.
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The term "trochleoplasty" refers to any procedure that changes the shape of the femoral trochlea.
UFP occurs when the medial patellar ligament (MPL), with its parapatellar fibrocartilage, fails to disengage the notch of medial ridge of femoral trochlea at the commencement of limb flexion.
The sample was 8 millimeters (mm) in diameter and 15 mm in length, and was taken from the medial femoral trochlea of the left stifle joint (cartilage donor).