What Is the Function of the Patella?


The patella functions as a guide for the quadriceps tendon in centralising the deviating input from the four muscles of the quadriceps, spreading these forces to the patellar tendon. The patella generally increases the power that the tendon can apply on the femur by increasing the angle at which it acts.
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The function of the patella is basically to increase the amount of the torque available by the surrounding muscles. It achieves this by increasing the lever arm of, lets say the quadriceps
Aside from the aforementioned repetitive movements, other factors such as obesity, tight leg muscles and leg misalignment can also contribute to patellar tendon injury. As with any
1. A flat triangular bone located at the front of the knee joint. Also called kneecap.
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The femur is the hip bone upon which the muscles attach themselves. This bone extends from the hip to the knees and articulates with the patella around the knee ...
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