Comparison of the left and right sides of patella: Anatomic differences

Authors

  • Vivekanand Assistant Professor, Department of Anatomy, Patna Medical College, Patna, Bihar, India.
  • Kumari Rashmi Senior Resident, Department of Surgery, Patna Medical College & Hospital, Patna, Bihar, India.
  • Birendra Kumar Sinha Professor & HOD, Department of Anatomy, Patna Medical College, Patna, Bihar, India.

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.51168/sjhrafrica.v5i6.1281

Keywords:

patella, morphometry, sides, anatomy

Abstract

Background: The bone in the knee patella is particularly important for conducting surgeries in the knee region. The dimensions and measurements of the patella might vary depending on the population and even the sides. This study is carried out to determine the difference in the patella, specifically between the two sides.

Method: In total 20 patella from the right side and 20 patella from the left side were taken for the study. The height, width, thickness of the ridge, and distance from the articular facets were determined for each of them. The data obtained was subjected to statistical analysis. Mean and standard deviation were recorded. The statistical significance of the difference was determined between the left and the right sides.

Results: Statistically it was found that there was no difference between the various parameters associated with the patella. However, it was found that the distance from the medial articular facet and the lateral articular facet was significantly different with the p-values of 0.138 and 0.136 respectively. The findings of this study were from the studies carried out previously.

Conclusion: There is no significant difference in the dimensions and features of the patella on comparing the patella of the left side and right side. The one significantly different feature was the distance between the medial articular facet and the lateral articular facet.

Recommendation: The anatomy of the patella particularly the distance for the medial and lateral articular facet should be evaluated before conduction surgeries in the knee region.

Published

2024-06-30

How to Cite

Vivekanand, Kumari Rashmi, & Birendra Kumar Sinha. (2024). Comparison of the left and right sides of patella: Anatomic differences. Student’s Journal of Health Research Africa, 5(6). https://doi.org/10.51168/sjhrafrica.v5i6.1281

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Section

Section of Anatomy