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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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While at Firhill the 25-year-old sustained a serious injury to his patellar tendon which kept him on the sidelines for all of the 2016/17 season.
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Patellar tendinopathy (PT), is an exercise-associated injury that results in significant disability and can compromise the career of an athlete (Peers and Lysens, 2005).
Background: Patellar dislocation is one of the most common knee injuries in the adolescent population.
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Recurrent patellar instability is not an uncommon entity with acute patellar dislocation accounting for 2% to 3% of all knee injuries [1] and is the second most common cause of traumatic knee hemarthrosis.
[1] The inferior pole of the patella borders the infrapatellar fat pad superiorly, joint capsule and patellar tendon borders anteriorly, proximal tibia and deep infrapatellar bursa borders inferiorly and the joint cavity borders posteriorly.
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