Lateral epicondyle of the femur

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Lateral epicondyle of the femur
Lower extremity of right femur viewed from below. (Lateral epicondyle visible at left.)
Right femur. Anterior surface. (Lateral epicondyle labeled at bottom left.)
Latin Epicondylus lateralis femoris
TA A02.5.04.025
FMA 32867
Anatomical terms of bone

The lateral epicondyle of the femur, smaller and less prominent than the medial epicondyle, gives attachment to the fibular collateral ligament of the knee-joint. Directly below it is a small depression from which a smooth well-marked groove curves obliquely upward and backward to the posterior extremity of the condyle.


This article incorporates text in the public domain from page 247 of the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)

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