Patella: Definition, Location & Function


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What is the patella better known as?

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1. The patella is the _____.

2. What attaches to the kneecap?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz allows you to measure your understanding of the patella. See if you know what it is, where it is located and how it is used.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this quiz/worksheet set to find out what you know about:

  • The functions of the patella
  • What the patella is embedded in
  • The common name for a patella

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the material, such as the distinction held by the patella within the body
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the patella in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the muscles that attach to the patella

Additional Learning

If you would like to know more about this part of the body's bone structure, review the lesson titled Patella: Definition, Location & Function. It explains:

  • The patella in relation to the femur
  • Ligaments that attach to the patella
  • How to locate your patella