lateral supracondylar line


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Related to lateral supracondylar line: Lateral supracondylar ridge

lateral supracondylar line

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the linear lateral edge of the popliteal surface of the femur that ascends from the lateral epicondyle and continues superiorly as the lateral lip of the linea aspera.

lateral supracondylar line

Either of two ridges on the posterior surface of the distal end of the femur, formed by diverging lips of the linea aspera. It is one of the proximal attachments of the vastus lateralis muscle of the quadriceps. See: medial supracondylar line
See also: line
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(12) reported a case of a plantaris with two heads of origin, one from lateral supracondylar line and the other from oblique popliteal ligament, united to form a common tendon which was inserted separately into the medial side of calcaneum.

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