Medial condyle of femur
|Medial condyle of femur|
Lower extremity of right femur viewed from below.
Left knee-joint from behind, showing interior ligaments.
|Latin||Condylus medialis femoris|
|Anatomical terms of bone|
The medial condyle is larger than the lateral (outer) condyle due to more weight bearing caused by the center of gravity 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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