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Medial condyle of femur

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Subject: Osteochondritis dissecans, Posterior cruciate ligament, Lateral condyle of femur, Adductor tubercle of femur, Medial condyle
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Medial condyle of femur

Medial condyle of femur
Lower extremity of right femur viewed from below.
Left knee-joint from behind, showing interior ligaments.
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Latin Condylus medialis femoris
Dorlands
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c_51/12254708
Anatomical terms of bone

The medial condyle is one of the two projections on the lower extremity of femur, the other being the lateral condyle.

The medial condyle is larger than the lateral (outer) condyle due to more weight bearing caused by the centre of mass being medial to the knee. On the posterior surface of the condyle the linea aspera (a ridge running down the posterior shaft of the femur) turns into the medial supracondylar ridge. The outermost protrusion on the medial surface of the medial condyle is referred to as the "medial epicondyle" and can be palpated by running fingers medially from the patella with the knee in flexion.

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References

This article incorporates text in the public domain from the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)

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  • aplab - BioWeb at University of Wisconsin System


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