fabella

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fa·bel·la

n. fabela, fibrocartílago sesamoideo que puede desarrollarse en la cabeza del músculo gastronecmio.
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Well, in the animals that have them (such as cats, dogs and some monkeys), fabellae are thought to relieve stress on the joint by providing a frictionless surface for bone to slide on.
However, according to human cadaver studies, the frequency of the fabella is higher, up to 66% [2], due to the fact that purely fibrocartilaginous fabellae are invisible at radiography.