The condyle of the femur bone (or femoral condyle) is the rounded lower end on each side of the femur bone.

condyle of femur
The condyle is covered with articular cartilage, which is vulnerable to damage.


Intercondylar notch

Between the two rounded condyles is the intercondylar notch, enclosing the two important cruciate ligaments.


Knee anatomy intro

This page offers a quick overview of key anatomical structures of the knee joint.

The bones of the knee

Brief introduction to the bony anatomy of the knee, with clear illustrations.



Hoffa fracture of the femoral condyle. Zhou Y, Pan Y, Wang Q, Hou Z and Chen W. Medicine (Baltimore). 2019 Feb; 98(8): e14633.

Bone peg fixation of a large chondral fragment in the weight-bearing portion of the lateral femoral condyle in an adolescent: a case report. Nakayama H and Yoshiya S. J Med Case Rep. 2014; 8: 316.

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