condyle. Now let’s have a look at the patella.
We can see the patella, this anterior and
posterior view. This is a right patella.
It’s a large sesamoid bone and it develops
intratendinously after birth. So it develops
as an ossification of the tendon within the
patellar tendon. It’s located anterior to
the distal femur. We’ve got the patellar
surface which we can see on the anterior surface
of the femur. It’s triangular in shape.
Its anterior surface is convex and has a broad
superior base. It has a lateral and medial
border, and these converge to form a pointed
inferior edge known as the apex. Posteriorly,
the articular surface is smooth and it’s
divided by vertical ridge, which allows it
to sit in the posterior in the patellar surface
of the distal femur. Now let’s have a look