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gastrocnemius and arises by fleshy fibers from the patellar ligament, crista cnemialis cranialis, and the facies gastrocnemialis of the tibiotarsus.
The periphery of the infrapatellar fat pad itself is described as being highly vascularised while more centrally, closer to the patellar ligament, the blood vessels are less plentiful (Kohn et al, 1995).
Patellar ligament forces were measures at four different knee flexion angles (0, 20, 40 and 60 degrees) under two different conditions (retinaculum intact and retinaculum cut).
One alternative is a through-knee amputation, (5) with the patellar ligament sutured to the posterior capsule of the knee joint.