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Medial epicondyle of the femur

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.)
Latinepicondylus medialis femoris
Anatomical terms of bone

The medial epicondyle of the femur is an epicondyle, a bony protrusion, located on the medial side of the femur at its 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.

See also


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

Additional images


Public domain This article incorporates text in the public domain from page 247 of 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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Medial epicondyle of the femur
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