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Encyclopedia > 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 e. medialis femoris
Gray's subject #59 247
Dorlands/Elsevier e_11/12336766

The medial epicondyle of the femur is a large convex eminence to which the tibial collateral ligament of the knee-joint is attached. At its upper part is the adductor tubercle, already referred to, and behind it is a rough impression which gives origin to the medial head of the Gastrocnemius. An x-ray of a human knee Grays Fig. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (467x1253, 48 KB) Source Originally from en. ... Latin is an ancient Indo-European language originally spoken in Latium, the region immediately surrounding Rome. ... Elseviers logo. ... The femur or thigh bone is the longest, most voluminous, and strongest bone of the human body. ...


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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. ...

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This article was originally based on an entry from a public domain edition of Gray's Anatomy. As such, some of the information contained herein may be outdated. Please edit the article if this is the case, and feel free to remove this notice when it is no longer relevant. The University of Wisconsin–La Crosse is a public university located in La Crosse, Wisconsin and is part of the University of Wisconsin System. ... The State University of New York Health Science Center at Brooklyn, better known as SUNY Downstate Medical Center, is an academic medical center and is the only one of its kind in the Borough of Brooklyn in New York City. ... The public domain comprises the body of all creative works and other knowledge—writing, artwork, music, science, inventions, and others—in which no person or organization has any proprietary interest. ... An illustration from the 1918 edition Henry Grays Anatomy of the Human Body, commonly known as Grays Anatomy, is an anatomy textbook widely regarded as a classic work on human anatomy. ...


 
 

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