Patellofemoral joint - Articulatio femoropatellaris

Description

The femoropatellar joint is located between the patella and the trochlea of the femur.

In carnivores, it is freely connected with the femorotibial joint.

Since the patella resembles a sledge sliding on the trochlea of femur, is classified as a sledge joint.


Text by Antoine Micheau, MD - Copyright IMAIOS
Veterinary Anatomy of Domestic Mammals: Textbook and Colour Atlas, Sixth Edition - Horst Erich König, Hans-Georg Liebich - Schattauer - ISBN-13: 978-3794528332

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