The patella is the kneecap, the small bone sitting over the front of the knee. Plural = 'patellae'.
The relationship of the kneecap - or patella - to the underlying bone is very important.
Every step that a person takes transmits forces through the kneecap. Anything affecting the normal function of the kneecap will knock on to affect gait, kneecap stability and kneecap comfort.
The kneecap's bony relationships
The kneecap, or patella, exists embedded within the...