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THE TENDO PATELLAE: A Roentgen Consideration of Its Length.

SNOKE, PAUL O.
The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery: October 1932
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We have measured the length of the patellar tendon in a small number of cases, using normal lateral roentgenograms.

A gradual increase in the length of the tendon after the close of the growth period is noted. This is assumed to be due to stretching of elastic connective tissue.

A table with the derived normal lengths is presented.

We feel that in some large center further studies on a larger series of cases should be made.

(C) 1932 All Rights Reserved.The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Inc.

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