Lateral epicondyle of the femur
|Bone: Lateral epicondyle of the femur|
|Lower extremity of right femur viewed from below. (Lateral epicondyle visible at left.)|
|Right femur. Anterior surface. (Lateral epicondyle labeled at bottom left.)|
|Latin||e. lateralis femoris|
|Gray's||subject #59 247|
The lateral epicondyle of the femur, smaller and less prominent than the medial epicondyle, gives attachment to the fibular collateral ligament of the knee-joint. Directly below it is a small depression from which a smooth well-marked groove curves obliquely upward and backward to the posterior extremity of the condyle.
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