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.)
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.<ref name="Platzer-242

The anterior long fibers of the tibial collateral ligament of the knee-joint are attached to it.[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

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

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