In patella infera the kneecap (patella) rides too low down the femur (thighbone).

 

Cause of patella infera

Inflammation of the anterior interval behind the patellar tendon may result in the tendon sticking down against the tibia, and the patella is pulled downwards.

Synonyms: 
Patella baja
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What is patella baja?

Short explanation of the common cause of an abnormally low kneecap.

Arthrofibrosis and Patella Baja

This ebook explains how an abnormally low kneecap result from the inflammatory condition of arthrofibrosis

Imaging and X-rays for patellofemoral pain

Part 6 of a course on Patellofemoral Pain by Dr Ronald Grelsamer of Mount Sinai Hospital in New York.

Differential diagnosis of patellofemoral pain

Part 3 of a course on Patellofemoral Pain by Dr Ronald Grelsamer of Mount Sinai Hospital in New York.

Dr Peter Millett discusses why knee surgeons need to be aware that arthrofibrotic scarring can occur in this area because of the position of their arthroscopic portals (cuts).

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FORUM DISCUSSIONS

Patellar Infera/Baja.

Patella infera (baja)?

Can patella infera be shown in a MRI??


CLINICAL PUBLICATIONS

Treatment of Patella Alta in Patients with Episodic Patellar Dislocation: A Systematic Review. Magnussen RA, De Simone V, Lustig S, Neyret P and Flanigan DC. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2014 Oct; 22(10): 2545–2550.


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