Patella Infera and Patella Alta

  • Paulo Renato F. Saggin
  • David Dejour


Patella infera represents the low position of the patella in relation to the femur and the tibia. Two terminologies are used to qualify this low position of the patella: “patella baja” or “patella infera.” As the Latin form is the common way to describe the high position of the patella (patella alta), it is coherent to define patella infera as the appropriate term. Evocated for the first time by A. Trillat, patella infera was described by J. Caton and G. Deschamps in 1982.


Patellar Tendon Tibial Tubercle Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Patellar Instability Trochlear Dysplasia 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Instituto de Ortopedia e Traumatologia (I.O.T.)Passo FundoBrazil

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