The medial condyle is one of the two projections on the lower extremity of femur. The medial condyle is larger than the lateral (outer) condyle due to more weight bearing caused by the center of gravity being medial to the knee. On the posterior surface of the condyle the linea aspera (a ridge running down the posterior shaft of the femur) turns into the medial supracondylar ridge. The outermost protrusion on the medial surface of the medial condyle is referred to as the 'medial epicondyle' and can be palpated by running fingers medially from the patella with the knee in flexion. [ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Medial_condyle_of_femur ]

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  • The medial condyle is one of the two projections on the lower extremity of femur. The medial condyle is larger than the lateral (outer) condyle due to more weight bearing caused by the center of gravity being medial to the knee. On the posterior surface of the condyle the linea aspera (a ridge running down the posterior shaft of the femur) turns into the medial supracondylar ridge. The outermost protrusion on the medial surface of the medial condyle is referred to as the 'medial epicondyle' and can be palpated by running fingers medially from the patella with the knee in flexion.
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  • http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/53/Gray246.png
has exact synonym
  • condylus medialis femoris
has related synonym
  • medial femoral condyle
  • medial condyle of the femur
  • c. medialis femoris
id
  • UBERON:0009984
present in taxon
  • http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/NCBITaxon_9606