Radiological assessment of the patella position in the normal knee of adult Nigerians.

@article{Hamed1990RadiologicalAO,
  title={Radiological assessment of the patella position in the normal knee of adult Nigerians.},
  author={Akbari Hamed},
  journal={East African medical journal},
  year={1990},
  volume={67 6},
  pages={
          442-6
        }
}
A method of determining the patella position as described by Insall and Salvati was re-evaluated. Lateral radiographs of 300 normal knee joints were obtained. The length of the ligamentum patella was compared with the longest diagonal length of the patella. Both measurements were found to be approximately equal and the normal variation did not exceed 20%. The ratio of the length of the ligamentum patellae to the diagonal length of the patella was found to be a useful index in determining… CONTINUE READING

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