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Medial condyle of the femur

Other Terms: Condylus medialis femoris

Description

Notice the resemblance of the femoral condyles to the knuckles on the first two fingers of your hand. This landmark forms the knob-like distomedial end of the femur. Its large, convex, medial projection is readily palpable. Most of its posterior and distal surfaces are covered with articular cartilage. The anterior cartilage surface not extending as far proximally as that of the lateral condyle.

Etymology

This term derives from the Greek word kondulos meaning knuckle or knob.

Latin

Condylus medialis femoris

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