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Descriptor English:   Patellar Ligament 
Descriptor Spanish:   Ligamento Rotuliano 
Descriptor Portuguese:   Ligamento Patelar 
Synonyms English:   Ligament, Patellar
Ligaments, Patellar
Ligamentum Patellae
Patella Tendon
Patella Tendons
Patellar Ligaments
Patellar Tendon
Patellar Tendons
Tendon, Patella
Tendon, Patellar
Tendons, Patella
Tendons, Patellar  
Tree Number:   A02.513.514.475
Definition English:   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. 
Indexing Annotation English:   do not confuse with MEDIAL COLLATERAL LIGAMENT, KNEE
See Related English:   Anterior Cruciate Ligament
Medial Collateral Ligament, Knee
Posterior Cruciate Ligament
History Note English:   94 
Allowable Qualifiers English:  
AB abnormalities AH anatomy & histology
BS blood supply CH chemistry
CY cytology DG diagnostic imaging
DE drug effects EM embryology
EN enzymology GD growth & development
IM immunology IN injuries
IR innervation ME metabolism
MI microbiology PS parasitology
PA pathology PH physiology
PP physiopathology RE radiation effects
SU surgery TR transplantation
UL ultrastructure VI virology
Record Number:   31206 
Unique Identifier:   D017847 

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