Medial condyle of femur

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Medial condyle of femur
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Lower extremity of right femur viewed from below.
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Left knee-joint from behind, showing interior ligaments.
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Latin Condylus medialis femoris
Identifiers
Gray's p.247
Dorlands
/Elsevier
c_51/12254708
TA A02.5.04.019
FMA FMA:74588
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 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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This article incorporates text from a public domain edition of Gray's Anatomy.

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