The quadriceps tendon is the tendon of the quadriceps muscle, just above the kneecap and into which it inserts.

quads and patellar tendon with patella
Illustration showing the quadriceps and patellar tendons from the front. The patella itself is embedded in the tendon, so in effect they are all one structure.
Quads tendon


New insight in the architecture of the quadriceps tendon. Grob K, Manestar M, Filgueira L, Ackland T, Gilbey H and Kuster MS. J Exp Orthop. 2016 Dec;3(1):32. Epub 2016 Nov 3.

Quadriceps tendon rupture. Nori S. J Family Med Prim Care. 2018 Jan-Feb; 7(1): 257–260.

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