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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.
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patella

[pə′tel·ə]
(anatomy)
A sesamoid bone in front of the knee, developed in the tendon of the quadriceps femoris muscle. Also known as kneecap.

patella

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
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You have subluxation and tilt of the patella which has resulted in excessive pressure on the lateral facet of the patella and has caused premature wear of the articular cartilage.
Unlike other patellofemoral braces, FreeRunner provides maximum stabilization of the patella when the leg is extended, helping to keep the knee cap in place when it is most vulnerable to mal-tracking or dislocation.
On radiography, lateral and patella skyline views revealed a similar lytic lesion without any sclerosis situated centrally and slightly laterally (Fig.
The anatomic patella was created to help address this need, and is designed to wrap around the knee in a more natural way and improve patella tracking.
Junaid sustained a fracture of the patella during the Twenty20-leg of Pakistan's series against England in UAE in February and has been out of action since then.
Past history did not reveal any predisposing factors for patella dislocation.
It involves the patella sliding out of its osition on the knee, most often laterally, and may be associated with extremely intense pain and swelling.
Arthroscopy was used to ensure that the sensor remained fixed with respect to the patella during knee flexion-extension (Figure 2(b)).
Onyewu is only just back in action after suffering a patella injury in November and didn't manage 90 minutes in any warm-up matches.
Researchers found levels of all three lead biomarkers in the tibia, patella and blood were associated with worse cognitive performance.
Male pedipalp: CY = cymbium, DMS = distomedial sclerite of the embolic division, E = embolus, MES = medioectal sclerite of the embolic division, PA = pedipalpal patella, PBL = paracymbial basal lobe, PC = paracymbium, PML = paracymbial medial lobe, ST = subtegulum, TE = tegulum, TI = pedipalpal tibia, TR = trichobothria of the male pedipalpal tibia, TSD = tegular sperm duct.
The current study involved the assessment of bone lead levels in the tibia and the patella.