Patellar alignment is the position of the kneecap relative to the groove in the underlying femur bone into which it slides when the knee is bent and straightened.


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Association Between Measures of Patella Height, Morphologic Features of the Trochlea, and Patellofemoral Joint Alignment: The MOST Study. Stefanik JJ, Zumwalt AC, Segal, NA, Lynch JA and Powers CM. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2013 Aug; 471(8): 2641–2648.

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