Apex of patella

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Apex of patella
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The patella seen from the front
(the apex of patella is marked as number 2)
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The patella seen from the behind
(the apex of patella is marked as number 3)
Latin Apex patellae

The apex of patella is the most inferior (lowest) part of the patella. It is pointed in shape, and gives attachment to the patellar ligament.

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This article incorporates text from a public domain edition of Gray's Anatomy.