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Intercondylar eminence

Other Terms: Eminentia intercondylaris (Tibia), Intercondylar spine of tibia, Eminentia intercondylaris

Description

This is a raised area in the middle portion of the tibial plateau. It consists of lateral and medial tubercles that represent the superior most points of the articular surface. The medial and lateral menisci attach near the bases of these tubercles.

Etymology

Condylar comes from the Greek word kondulos meaning knuckle or knob. When combined with the Latin term inter meaning between the term means between the knuckles.

Latin

Eminentia intercondylaris

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