lateral condyle of femur

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lat·er·al con·dyle of fe·mur

[TA]
one of the two large rounded articular masses of the distal end of the femur, united anteriorly with its contralabial partner by the patellar surface but separated from it posteriorly and inferiorly by the intercondylar fossa; the lateral condyle is longer than the medial condyle.
Synonym(s): condylus lateralis femoris [TA]

lat·er·al con·dyle of fe·mur

(lat'ĕr-ăl kon'dīl fē'mŭr) [TA]
One of the two large rounded articular masses of the distal end of the femur, united anteriorly with its contralabial partner by the patellar surface but separated from it posteriorly and inferiorly by the intercondylar fossa; the lateral condyle is longer than the medial condyle.
Synonym(s): condylus lateralis femoris [TA] .
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Caption: Figure 4: Arthroscopy showed the depressed lesion like a dimple at the lateral condyle of the femur.
2 passed just behind the lateral condyle of the femur, encircling the lateral fabella (lateral retinacular imbrications technique) (Fig.
Fibular Collateral Ligament (lateral collateral ligament)--this is a strong, rounded, fibrous cord, attached to the back part of the lateral condyle of the femur, immediately above the groove for the tendon of the Popliteus, passing downwards to the lateral side of the head of the fibula, in front of the styloid process.
Superficial to the main part of the ligament is a strong fasciculus, derived from the tendon of the Semimembranosus and passing from the back part of the medial condyle of the tibia obliquely upwards and laterally to the back part of the lateral condyle of the femur. The oblique popliteal ligament forms part of the floor of the popliteal fossa, and the popliteal artery rests upon it.
At foot strike the Iliotibial Band is in front of the lateral condyle of the femur (if you run your fingers down the outside of your thigh, you'll run into a bulge of the bone just above the knee--this is the lateral condyle).
It was previously believed that the ITB would rub against the lateral condyle of the femur (the outside edge of the thigh bone).
Attachment proximally is into the lateral surface of the lateral condyle of the femur, below the attachment of the lateral collateral ligament (Figure 2) (Frazer 1940, Hollinshead 1969, Watanabe et al 1993).

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