Medial epicondyle of the femur

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Medial epicondyle of the femur
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Right knee-joint. Anterior view. (Medial epicondyle visible at right.)
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Right femur. Anterior surface. (Medial epicondyle labeled at bottom right.)
Details
Latin epicondylus medialis femoris
Identifiers
Gray's p.247
Dorlands
/Elsevier
e_11/12336766
TA A02.5.04.022
FMA 32864
Anatomical terms of bone

The medial epicondyle of the femur is a bony protrusion located on the medial side of the bone's distal end.

Located above the medial condyle, it bears an elevation, the adductor tubercle,[1] which serves for the attachment of the superficial part, or "tendinous insertion", of the adductor magnus.[2] This tendinous part here forms an intermuscular septum which forms the medial separation between the thigh's flexors and extensors.[3]

Behind it, and proximal to the medial condyle[4] is a rough impression which gives origin to the medial head of the Gastrocnemius.

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Platzer (2004), p 192
  2. ^ Thieme Atlas of Anatomy (2006), p 426
  3. ^ Platzer (2004), 9 206
  4. ^ Platzer (2004), p 262

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References[edit]

  • Platzer, Werner (2004). Color Atlas of Human Anatomy, Vol. 1: Locomotor System (5th ed.). Thieme. ISBN 3-13-533305-1. 
  • Thieme Atlas of Anatomy: General Anatomy and Musculoskeletal System. Thieme. 2006. ISBN 1-58890-419-9. 

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