"Patellar Ligament" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
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A band of fibrous tissue that attaches the apex of the PATELLA to the lower part of the tubercle of the TIBIA. The ligament is actually the caudal continuation of the common tendon of the QUADRICEPS FEMORIS. The patella is embedded in that tendon. As such, the patellar ligament can be thought of as connecting the quadriceps femoris tendon to the tibia, and therefore it is sometimes called the patellar tendon.
- Patellar Ligament
- Ligament, Patellar
- Ligaments, Patellar
- Patellar Ligaments
- Patellar Tendon
- Patellar Tendons
- Tendon, Patellar
- Tendons, Patellar
- Patella Tendon
- Patella Tendons
- Tendon, Patella
- Tendons, Patella
- Ligamentum Patellae
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