A disorder of excessive scarring within the knee, where the patellar tendon, fat pad and surrounding tissues scar (fibrose) and contact, pulling the patella into an abnormally low position (patella infera).
This is part of the general condition known as arthrofibrosis.
An 'interpretation' of a 1987 article where surgeons were understanding the role of scarring in entrapping the patella and drawing it into an abnormally low and painful position.
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