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Synonyms for patella

a small flat triangular bone in front of the knee that protects the knee joint

type genus of the family Patellidae: common European limpets

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Chan, of the McCaig Institute for Bone and Joint Health, both in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, analyzed five-year, disease-specific quality-of-life (QOL) outcomes in three groups of 110 patients ages 14 to 50 years who were randomly assigned to receive ACL reconstruction with a patellar tendon graft, a quadruple-stranded hamstring tendon construct, or a double-bundle hamstring tendon construct.
Improving the alignment of the patellar ligament will often help the patella to track more evenly against the walls of the trochlear groove.
This textbook explains management principles and operative techniques for patellar instability.
We recently suggested that epigenetic modifications, such as DNA methylation, might explain discrepant association signals sometimes obtained in studies on human patellar tendinopathy (El Khoury et al., 2018).
Patellar dislocation is defined as a disruption of a normal patellar position in the trochlear groove.
The aim of the study is to evaluate the overall outcome, both subjective and objective, of Medial Patellofemoral Ligament (MPFL) reconstruction in cases of recurrent patellar dislocations.
Anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction using the medial third of the patellar tendon.
Beyond simply identifying increasing radiographic severity of the affected knee as having an association with improved patient outcomes, we aimed to determine the association of discrete radiographic variables, such as mechanical alignment, osteophyte size, location, and subluxation of the patellar or tibia, with positive outcomes following surgery.
Patellar instability is a complex orthopedic problem, especially due to the multifactorial etiology.
Back in October 2017 at Brooklyn Nets' season opener at Indianapolis, Lin ruptured his right patellar tendon after a drive to the rim.
Patellar asymmetry occurs in at least 10% of cases, even amongst expert surgeons [8], contributing to the approximately 20% of TKA patients who are not satisfied with the result of their surgery [9, 10].