The patella is a small, triangular bone located anterior to the knee joint. It's a sesamoid bone.
It is divided into: Base (wide and upper) and Apex (pointed and lower).
- is convex
- Features a smooth, oval joint area
Proximal Edge – is thick and can be called BASE
Medial Edge – is thin and converges distally
Lateral Border – is thin and converges distally
The Patella articulates with the Femur.
| Patella - ANTERIOR AND BACK VIEW|
Source: SOBOTTA, Johannes. Atlas of Human Anatomy. 21 ed. Rio de Janeiro: Guanabara Koogan, 2000.