Patella

The patella, also known as the knee cap or kneepan, is a thick, circular-triangular bone which articulates with the femur and covers and protects the anterior articular surface of the knee joint. It is the largest sesamoid bone in the human body.

Read more about Patella:  Structure, Muscles, Function, Ossification, Evolutionary Variation, Dislocation

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Iliotibial Band Syndrome - Treatment
... A very effective way of off-loading the ITB and restoring VMO control/normal medial glide of the patella, is via "McConnell's Taping", or taping pulling the ... Tape from the bottom half of the patella, to under the knee over the patella tendon ...
Patella - Dislocation
... It involves the patella sliding out of its position on the knee, most often laterally, and may be associated with extremely intense pain and swelling ... The patella can be tracked back into the groove with an extension of the leg, and therefore sometimes returns into the proper position on its own ...
Patellar Network
... Vascular Network Of Knee) is an intricate network of vessels around and above the patella, and on the contiguous ends of the femur and tibia, forming a superficial and a deep plexus ... plexus is situated between the fascia and skin around about the patella, and forms three well-defined arches one, above the upper border of the patella, in the loose connective tissue over the Quadriceps femoris ...
Patella Vulgata - Gallery
... Four Patella vulgata limpets on a rock in northwestern Galicia ... foot Shells of the common limpet from Wales Patella vulgata in litoral of Finistère, near Porspoder - the region affected by the Amoco Cadiz tanker disaster in 1978 Drawing of the ...