Definition of epicondyle
A protuberance above the condyle of a bone to which ligaments or tendons are attached.
Examples of epicondyle in the following topics:
- Medial epicondyle muscles of the humerus provide a tiny contribution.
- Anconeus muscle originates on the posterior surface of the lateral epicondyle of the humerus and is inserted on the ulna lateral to the olecranon from where it extends down on the dorsal side of the bone.
- The muscles arising from the lateral epicondyle of the humerus, such as the extensor digitorum communis, also contribute to extension.
- An epicondyle is a projection near a condyle, but not part of the joint.
- Tennis elbow specifically occurs at the common extensor tendon that originates from the lateral epicondyle.
- Studies have shown that trauma such as direct blows to the epicondyle, a sudden forceful pull, or forceful extension have caused more than half of tennis elbow injuries.
- A muscle of the forearm, it arises from the lateral epicondyle of the humerus and inserts into the middle and distal phalanges to the fingers.