Trochlea of femur - Trochlea ossis femoris

Description

The trochlea of femur (femoral trochlea) is the cranial cartilaginous part of distal femur, for articulation with the patella fo form the femoral patellar joint. It consists of a groove bounded by the medial and a lateral ridges. These ridges are asymmetrical in large animals and in horses, there is a protuberance on the proximal part of the medial ridge called the tubercle of trochlea of femur (Tuberculum trochleae ossis femoris) 


Text by Antoine Micheau, MD - Copyright IMAIOS

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