The patella is a small triangular bone located anterior to the knee joint. It is a sesame bone.
It is divided into: Base (wide and upper) and Apex (pointed and inferior).
It is convex
Features a smooth, oval joint area
Proximal Edge & #8211; it is thick and can be called a BASE
Medial Edge & #8211; is thin and converges distally
Side Edge & #8211; is thin and converges distally
THE Patella hinges with the femur.
|PATELA & #8211; PREVIOUS AND REAR VIEW|
|Source: SOBOTTA, Johannes. Atlas of Human Anatomy. 21st. Rio de Janeiro: Guanabara Koogan, 2000.|