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Knee Tendons

Knee Tendons

Tendons are tough fibers that connect muscles to bones. The kneecap is connected to the thigh (quadriceps) muscle with the quadriceps tendon, and the patellar tendon connects the kneecap to the lower leg bone.

Last Revised: August 5, 2011

Author: Healthwise Staff

Medical Review: William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine & David Messenger, MD

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