Epicondyle

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Epicondyle
Details
Identifiers
Latin epicondylus
TA A02.0.00.030
FMA 75435
Anatomical terms of bone

An epicondyle (/ɛpˈkɒndl/) is a rounded eminence on a bone that lies upon a condyle (epi-, "upon" + condyle, from a root meaning "knuckle" or "rounded articular area"). There are various epicondyles in the human skeleton, each named by its anatomic site. They include the following:

Epicondyle name Comments
medial epicondyle of the humerus
(ventral epicondyle in birds)
In humans, on the "inboard" side of the elbow
medial epicondyle of the femur
lateral epicondyle of the humerus
(dorsal epicondyle in birds)
In humans, on the "outboard" side of the elbow
lateral epicondyle of the femur