The patella is a small flat triangular bone found on the anterior knee
. The bone can be palpated beneath the skin. The patella allows the extension and flexion of the leg
movements. Its posterior surface is in contact with the femur, giving strength to the quadriceps muscle
. The patella articulates with the tibia through the patellar tendon and the femur through the patellofemoral joint
tendon. The head is covered with cartilage
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Latest update on August 20, 2014 at 05:36 AM by christelle.b.