The femoral groove is the concave region at the lower end of the femur.

femoral groove or trochlear groove
The femoral groove is more commonly called the trochlear groove.

 

Relationship of patella to trochlear groove

The groove contains the patella within its walls as the knee bends and straightens.

Synonyms: 
trochlea
trochlear groove
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Knee bones from above

Simple illustrations to give a birds' eye view of the knee bones.

Knee bones from side

Bony anatomy of the knee, in simple terminology.

The bones of the knee

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

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CLINICAL PUBLICATIONS

Factors Affecting Tibial Tuberosity-Trochlear Groove Distance in Recurrent Patellar Dislocation. Prakash J, Seon J-K, Ahn H-W, Cho K-J, Im C-J and Song EK. Clin Orthop Surg. 2018 Dec; 10(4): 420–426.


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