Patellar tendon orientation and patellar tracking in male and female knees.

@article{Varadarajan2010PatellarTO,
  title={Patellar tendon orientation and patellar tracking in male and female knees.},
  author={Kartik Mangudi M Varadarajan and Thomas J. Gill and Andrew A. Freiberg and Harry E. Rubash and Guoan Li},
  journal={Journal of orthopaedic research : official publication of the Orthopaedic Research Society},
  year={2010},
  volume={28 3},
  pages={322-8}
}
Knowledge of patellofemoral joint biomechanics is important for understanding sex-related dimorphism in patellofemoral pathologies and advancement of related treatments. We evaluated the hypotheses that sex differences exist in patellar tendon (PT) orientation and patellar tracking during weight-bearing knee flexion and that they relate to differences in tibiofemoral rotation. The PT orientation and patellar tracking were measured in healthy subjects (18 male, 13 female) during weight-bearing… CONTINUE READING