medial femoral condyle

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me·di·al fem·o·ral con·dyle

(mē'dē-ăl fem'ŏr-ăl kondīl)
Medial one of the two large rounded articular masses at the distal end of the femur.
Synonym(s): condylus medialis femoris [TA] .
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According to our results, HQ-angle measurements were positively correlated with cartilage grading by US and K-L grading and were negatively correlated with medial femoral condyle.
During postoperative week 1, the patient developed a non-purulent, non-erythematous draining wound over the medial femoral condyle where the calcium phosphate had been injected.
The significant advantages of using a flexible reamer is the avoidance of the medial femoral condyle articular cartilage, and can curve around the medial condyle as pointed out by previous studies.
A total body bone scan was performed, demonstrating intense uptake in the right medial femoral condyle without other lesions identified (Figure 4).
Pressure is placed over the inferomedial patellofemoral joint, creating an impingement of the medial plica between the finger and the medial femoral condyle.
There was still minimal tenderness and swelling on the medial femoral condyle, together with minimal residual pain free opening of the medial joint with stress in valgus, were still present.
2,3) The congenitally absent meniscus appears to influence the development of the distal femur and proximal tibia, and in the case report of bilaterally absent menisci reported by Tolo et al, (3) the proximal medial tibia was convex and the distal medial femoral condyle was saddle shaped.
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).
When the medial femoral condyle measurements were separated into two parts--weight bearing and posterior--the rate of cartilage loss was greater in the weight bearing than in the posterior part; the tibia increased significantly with worse grades of JSN in the more severely affected knee.
In this position the medial femoral condyle is 'prominent' and pain is experienced on the medial side due to the torn medial retinaculum, suggesting, to the patient at least, that 'the knee has dislocated on the medial side'.
Also, the radiologist reported irregularity and partial loss of the articular cartilage covering the medial femoral condyle and posterior medial tibial plateau.

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