Lateral epicondyle - Epicondylus lateralis

Description

The abaxial parts of the condyles are not articular and these rough area are respectively called medial and lateral epicondyles, for attachment of the collateral ligaments of the stifle joint. There are two depression on the lateral condyle: a cranial one (fossa extensoria), origin of musculi extensor digitorum, digitalis longus and fibularis tertius, and a caudal one (fossa for popliteal) for origin of musculus popliteus.


Text by Antoine Micheau, MD - Copyright IMAIOS

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