Morphological variants of the suprapatellar septum - An anatomical study in neonatal cadavers

Gülman B., Kopuz C., Yazıcı M., Karaismailoglu N.

Surgical and Radiologic Anatomy, vol.16, no.4, pp.363-366, 1994 (Scopus) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 16 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 1994
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/bf01627654
  • Journal Name: Surgical and Radiologic Anatomy
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.363-366
  • Keywords: Knee joint cavity, Suprapatellar plicae, Suprapatellar septum
  • Ondokuz Mayıs University Affiliated: Yes


In order to study the incidence and variations of the suprapatellar septum, 100 knee joints of 50 neonatal cadavers were examined anatomically. In 26 % of the neonatal knee joints, a complete septum was found. Perforated septa with different shapes and residual septa were seen in 64% knees. A complete involution of the former septum was found in 10 of our cases. A suprapatellar septum combined with a mediopatellar plica was found in 18 knees. © 1994 Springer-Verlag.