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.

Current as of: May 22, 2015

Author: Healthwise Staff

Medical Review: William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine & David Messenger, MD