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Patellar Ligament MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Patellar Ligament
Tree Number(s)
A02.513.514.475
A02.835.583.512.475
A02.880.438
A10.165.669.514.475
Unique ID
D017847
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D017847
Annotation
do not confuse with MEDIAL COLLATERAL LIGAMENT, KNEE
Scope Note
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.
Entry Term(s)
Ligamentum Patellae
Patella Tendon
Patellar Tendon
Previous Indexing
Ligaments (1968-1993)
Ligaments, Articular (1968-1993)
See Also
Anterior Cruciate Ligament
Medial Collateral Ligament, Knee
Posterior Cruciate Ligament
Public MeSH Note
94
History Note
94
Date Established
1994/01/01
Date of Entry
1993/02/16
Revision Date
2017/06/20
Patellar Ligament Preferred
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