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 Updated: September 24, 2009

Author: Jan Nissl, RN, BS

Medical Review: William M. Green, MD - Emergency Medicine & H. Michael O'Connor, MD - Emergency Medicine & Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine

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