femoral condyle

femoral condyle

one of a pair of large flared prominences on the distal end of the femur. Identified as lateral and medial femoral condyles, they are covered with a thick layer of hyaline cartilage and articulate with the patella and the tibia at the knee joint.
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In this study a lateral peripatellar approach was used, the incision extending about 12 cm over the lateral femoral condyle.
Eight partial medial menisectomies, three partial lateral menisectomies, two lateral meniscal repairs, two medial meniscal repairs and two medial femoral condyle microfractures.
38) At the level of the knee, the infrapatellar branch is susceptible to entrapment between the prominent edge of the medial femoral condyle and the tendon of the sartorious muscle (Figure 6).
The patella ends up tracking on the lateral aspect of the femoral condyle and a grinding and crackling feeling is felt on the flexion to extension.
He had moderate tenderness over the medial femoral condyle.
Imaging studies confirmed the clinical findings and also revealed a minor impaction fracture of lateral femoral condyle with arthritic changes in the knee joint (Figure 2).
Work by Freeman using MRI studies of cadaveric knees have demonstrated that, whilst the lateral femoral condyle moves posteriorly on the tibia up to 2cm when the knee flexes, the position of the medial femoral condyle hardly moves, pivoting like a ball and socket joint (Freeman 2001).
The cobalt chrome femoral component conforms to the surface of the patient's femoral condyle, replacing the damaged cartilage with a smooth articulating surface, according to a description of the iDuo G2 on ConforMIS' website.
The ACL extends in an inferior, anterior, and medial direction from its origin on the inner surface of the posterior, lateral femoral condyle to its insertion on the anterior tibial plateau anterior to the tibial spines between the attachments of the medial and lateral menisci and beneath the transverse ligament.
2] or less were more likely to return than were those with larger lesions, but location of the lesion (medial femoral condyle, lateral femoral condyle, or trochlea) did not affect outcome.
These lesions were drilled in 49 medial femoral condyle lesions, 9 lateral femoral condyle lesions, 7 trochlea lesions, and 9 patella lesions.