articular surface of patella
Definition: the posterior surface of the patella, covered with hyaline cartilage and subdivided by a vertical ridge into a larger lateral and a smaller medial surface for articulation with the corresponding condyles of the femur.
Synonym(s): facies articularis patellaeTA
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