Patellar surface of femur
|Bone: Patellar surface of femur|
|Lower extremity of right femur viewed from below. (Patellar surface visible at top center.)|
|Latin||facies patellaris femoris|
|Gray's||subject #59 248|
The articular surface of the lower end of the femur occupies the anterior, inferior, and posterior surfaces of the condyles. Its front part is named the patellar surface and articulates with the patella; it presents a median groove which extends downward to the intercondyloid fossa and two convexities, the lateral of which is broader, more prominent, and extends farther upward than the medial.
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