What is epicondyle?

Epicondyle is the bony prominence situated above or upon a smooth articular eminence of a long bone.
lateral e

  • - 1. Of the femur, a prominence situated above the lateral condyle; it gives attachment to the fibular collateral ligament of the knee joint
  • - 2. Of the humerus, a small tuberculated eminence situated at the lower end of the bone; it gives attachment to the radial collateral ligament of the elbow joint, and to a tendon common to the origin of the supinator and some of the extensor muscles.

medial e

  • - 1. Of the femur, a large convex eminence located above the medial condyle

to which the tibial collateral ligament of the knee joint is attached

  • - 2. Of the humerus, a large projection situated above and medial to the condyle; it gives attachment to the ulnar collateral ligament of the elbow joint, to the pronator teres, and to a common tendon of origin of most of the forearm’s flexor muscles.

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