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Patella Alta
 
Patella alta is a condition where the patella bone is abnormally small.  It also has a tendency to be situated high the the common patellar tendon.  This in result will have a tendency to be dislocated from the patellar groove on the femur since the groove becomes shallow as it terminates proximally.  Patella alta is usually associated with Chondromalacia Patella