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Someone please include that the skin on the kneecap is called 'Penor' 11:29, 4 January 2010 (UTC) —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk)

Patella or Kneecap?[edit]

Should this be at Patella or Kneecap? Dysprosia 08:42, 2 Sep 2003 (UTC)

Flip a coin. *grin* Although one definitely needs to redirect to the other. - Hephaestos 08:43, 2 Sep 2003 (UTC)
I vote for the former. We have Femur, not thybone. --Jiang 08:45, 2 Sep 2003 (UTC)
Guessing by "what links here" (plus what Jiang said) I think it's best left at patella. - Hephaestos 08:46, 2 Sep 2003 (UTC)
I use "patella" myself . . . when I don't just say "knee". 08:47, 2 Sep 2003 (UTC)


I'm sure this article is very accurate, but I think it is difficult for a person without medical background to read and understand. The average person looking to learn about kneecaps isn't going to know what half of the words mean- which is okay when it would be a learning experience, but most of the unusual words don't have an explanation, or even a link. Perhaps we can make this article more 'average reader' friendly? Is there a policy that states how 'user friendly' articles like this ought to be? Phasmatisnox 02:18, 30 September 2007 (UTC)

Leveraging the Femur[edit]

Function "The patella increases the leverage that the tendon can exert on the femur by increasing the angle at which it acts." Granted that force works both ways, but as it usually the tibia that moves relative to the femur, shouldn't one say that the patella increases the leverage that the tendon can exert on the tibia ? Vynbos (talk) 03:51, 23 February 2016 (UTC)