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

How the patella is connected to the femur

The whole patella (k in the 8th table of muscles), over the entire breadth and surface that is not covered with slippery cartilage, is attached to those tendons and is not connected to femur or tibia


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by any means other than the tendons. 9 The patella claims for itself alone that it is not attached to another bone by ligaments but is connected by the tendons which bypass the knee joint 10 and is very powerfully bound to the femur.



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