Book One -- The things that sustain and support the entire body, and what braces and attaches them all. [the bones and the ligaments that interconnect them] | Chapter 32 On the Patella

Index of characters in the second figure

A, B Projection [iugum eminens] of the patella of the right leg, entering the depression [facies patellaris] between the lower heads of the femur.
C Depression 1 which is fitted to the inner head of the femur.
D Depression 2 of the patella corresponding to the convexity of the outer head of the femur.
E In this part the patella faces the tibia with its lower surface and goes out into a sort of process [apex patellae], which like the entire anterior surface [facies anterior] is attached to tendons 3 extending the tibia, as the eighth table of muscles nicely illustrates with the letter k [patellae], which is attached to the characters g, h, and i. 4 Small foramina are readily observed here as in the anterior surface of the patella even without the help of characters to identify them.



Book One -- The things that sustain and support the entire body, and what braces and attaches them all. [the bones and the ligaments that interconnect them] | Chapter 32 On the Patella