Usage examples for patella

  1. The causes of " stifle out" may be described as follows: The patella or knee- cap rests on a pulley- like articular surface belonging to the inferior extremity of the thigh- bone. – Common Diseases of Farm Animals by R. A. Craig, D. V. M.
  2. I've just found a patella; a human knee- cap. – Attrition by Jim Wannamaker
  3. The leg remains hyper- extended, the head of the tibia occupies the popliteal space, while the lower end of the femur projects forward with the patella either in front or to one side of it. – Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities--Head--Neck. Sixth Edition. by Alexander Miles Alexis Thomson
  4. Among the shells, the glass patella, and a number of valuable, scarce, or new species. – Paris As It Was and As It Is by Francis W. Blagdon
  5. The animal makes a lurch to keep from falling, contracts the muscles, and the patella slips into place with a sharp click, and the animal walks off as if nothing had happened. – Special Report on Diseases of Cattle by U.S. Department of Agriculture J.R. Mohler
  6. The anterior fasciculus is inserted into the patella. – Artistic Anatomy of Animals by Édouard Cuyer
  7. There are, further, the suture wires in the knee- caps; Sir Morgan Bennet, having looked up the notes of the operation, informs me that he introduced three suture wires into the left patella and two into the right; which is what the skiagraph shows. – The Vanishing Man by R. Austin Freeman
  8. A nurse was telling me a story that had been told her: the doctors heard a great scream, went out to see what had happened; an old woman had fallen and dislocated her patella; she would not allow any one to touch her, and they sent off for a funny old woman whom they looked upon as a witch. – My Diary in Serbia: April 1, 1915-Nov. 1, 1915 by Monica M. Stanley
  9. Patella Reynaudii, Deshayes, Voy. – Sketches of the Natural History of Ceylon by J. Emerson Tennent
  10. I then made further examination, and found sad indications of her fall, in a fractured patella. – The Lights and Shadows of Real Life by T.S. Arthur Edition: 10 Language: English
  11. In extension of the knee, the patella is nearly all above the condyles. – A Practical Physiology by Albert F. Blaisdell
  12. Even the patella or detached bone of the knee- pan was searched for, and not in vain. – The Antiquity of Man by Charles Lyell
  13. On examination, the patella is found to have an abnormal range of movement outwards, although it cannot be completely dislocated without considerable pain. – Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities--Head--Neck. Sixth Edition. by Alexander Miles Alexis Thomson
  14. The shot has fortunately missed the patella, but it must come out." – Kildares of Storm by Eleanor Mercein Kelly
  15. The inner border of the patella is thicker and more prominent than the outer, which slopes down toward its condyle. – A Practical Physiology by Albert F. Blaisdell
  16. The principal muscle in the thigh is the great muscle running down the front of the thigh, and fastening to the upper border of the patella, or knee cap. – A Handbook of Health by Woods Hutchinson