Intercondylar fossa of femur

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Intercondylar fossa of femur
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Lower extremity of right femur viewed from below
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Right femur seen from behind
Latin Fossa intercondylaris femoris
Gray's p.247
Anatomical terminology

In front, the condyles are but slightly prominent, and are separated from one another by a smooth shallow articular depression called the patellar surface; behind, they project considerably, and the interval between them forms a deep notch, the intercondylar fossa (or intercondyloid fossa).

On a lateral radiograph, it is evident as Blumensaat's line.

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This article incorporates text from a public domain edition of Gray's Anatomy.