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n. pl. pa·tel·lae (-tĕl′ē)
a. A flat triangular bone located at the front of the knee joint. Also called kneecap.
b. A dish-shaped anatomical formation.
2. A pan or dish in ancient Rome.

[Latin, diminutive of patina, plate, pan; see paten.]

pa·tel′lar, pa·tel′late (-tĕl′ĭt, -āt′) adj.
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Adj.1.patellar - near or relating to the patella or kneecap; "patellar tendon"
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Back in October 2017 at Brooklyn Nets' season opener at Indianapolis, Lin ruptured his right patellar tendon after a drive to the rim.
The 29-year-old suffered a ruptured patellar tendon in his right knee on the Brooklyn Nets season opener and hasn't played since.
7] Various methods have been advocated for the management these fractures ranging from excision of lower pole with patellar tendon repair to various forms of internal fixation.
This study aimed to use magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) to evaluate vastus medialis oblique (VMO) fiber bundles in patients with recurrent patellar dislocation to explore the changes in muscle morphology and function.
After careful palpation of the ligament, medial patellar desmotomy was performed in lateral recumbence, under local anesthesia achieved by 2% lignocaine hydrochloride.
Beyond 60[degrees], further flexion was possible only with patellar dislocation.
Reduced Patellar Tendon Elasticity with Aging: In Vivo Assessment by Shear Wave Elastography.
Patellar dislocation is a complete displacement of the patella from the trochlear groove of the femur.
A patellar trauma was suspected and consequently X-ray images of the affected knee were obtained.
Patellar tendinopathy or Jumpers knee (JK) is a clinical condition of activity-related knee pain and distinct tenderness on palpation of the proximal part of the patellar tendon (Gisslen and Alfredson, 2005; Lian, 2007).
Falling directly onto the knee is a common cause of patellar fractures.
Keywords: Knee, Multiligament injuries, Medial collateral ligament, Medial patellofemoral ligament, Patellar dislocation.