from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A rounded projection at the end of a bone, located on or above a condyle and usually serving as a place of attachment for ligaments and tendons.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A protuberance above the condyle of a bone to which ligaments or tendons are attached
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A projection on the inner side of the distal end of the humerus; the internal condyle.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In anatomy, a name given by Chaussier to the external condyle or outer protuberance on the lower extremity of the humerus or arm-bone, which aids in forming the elbow-joint.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a projection on a bone above a condyle serving for the attachment of muscles and ligaments
Operative vs. nonoperative treatment of medial epicondyle fractures
"The bone's got a fracture clearly visible just above the medial epicondyle, whatever that is."
"Medial epicondyle, trochlea, greater and lesser tubercle, " he said.
The elbow is swollen, the fore-arm is shortened, but the triangle between the olecranon, epitrochlear and epicondyle is preserved.
The _ulnaris lateralis_ (flexor metacarpi externus) has its origin from the lateral epicondyle of the humerus and inserts to the proximal extremity of the fourth metacarpal (outer splint) bone and by another attachment to the accessory carpal bone (trapezium) with the tendon of the flexor carpiulnaris (flexor metacarpi medius).
The lateral (external), shorter and thicker, arises from the depression on the lateral epicondyle and inserts to the head of the fibula.
The _flexor carpiradialis_ (flexor metacarpi internus) originates from the medial epicondyle of the humerus.
The _flexor carpiulnaris_ (flexor metacarpi medius) has two heads of origin; one, the larger, originates from the epicondyle of the humerus and the other from the posterior surface of the olecranon.
One or two supratrochlear glands are placed above the medial epicondyle of the humerus, medial to the basilic vein.
The lateral epicondyle of the humerus, the radius, and the thumb lie along the preaxial border of the upper limb; and the medial epicondyle of the femur, the tibia, and the great toe along the corresponding border of the lower limb.
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