Medial epicondyle of the femur

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Medial epicondyle of the femur
Right knee-joint. Anterior view. (Medial epicondyle visible at right.)
Right femur. Anterior surface. (Medial epicondyle labeled at bottom right.)
Latin epicondylus medialis femoris
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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  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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This article incorporates text in the public domain from the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)

  • 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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