Patella


Patella


        It is called knee cap too. It is situated in the tendon of muscle named quadriceps femoris on the front side of the knee. This bone strengthens to the knee. Patella is the biggest sesamoid bone of the body. It is triangular flat bone of which head remains downwards. The frontal surface is some rough and the sac of skin, which is like synovial membrane and it is called bursa, remains separate. The back surface of the patella is smooth and attaches with the condyle of femur.