Insall-Salvati ratio

Insall-Salvati ratio
the ratio of the length of the ligamentum patellae to the height of the patella, equal to approximately 1 in the normal knee.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • Insall-Salvati ratio — In·sall Sal·va·ti ratio (inґsəl sahl vahґte) [John N. Insall, American orthopedist, 1930–2000; E. Salvati, American orthopedist, 20th century] see under ratio …   Medical dictionary

  • patella alta — an abnormally high patella, the Insall Salvati ratio being greater than 1.2; called also high riding p …   Medical dictionary

  • patella infera — an abnormally low patella, having an Insall Salvati ratio of less than 1.0; called also low riding p. and p. baja …   Medical dictionary

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