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Patellar Ligament

"Patellar Ligament" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

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.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Patellar Ligament" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Patellar Ligament" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 32 publications over 17 distinct years, with a maximum of 3 publications in 2006 and 2008 and 2010 and 2015 and 2016
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