epicondyles

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epicondyles

bony eminences on the sides of the lower end of the femur and of the humerus, which provide attachment for tendons around the knee and elbow joints. epicondylitis inflammation of the muscles and tendons around the elbow. Can occur if either the lateral (outer) structures or the medial (inner) structures are subjected to excess or repetitive stress. lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow) is associated with racquet sports and weight training. medial epicondylitis (golfer's elbow, javelin thrower's elbow) an overuse injury associated with poor lifting techniques.