The medial condyle is a feature on the tibia or "shin bone", which is the main bone of the human lower-leg and is located anterior to the fibula bone of the lower leg. The medial condyle is located on the medial side of the tibia bone (i.e. the closest part of the tibia to the mid-line of the body), and at the top of the tibia where it forms the knee-joint with the femur.
For diagram showing the location of the medial condyle relative to the fibula, tibia, patella and femur, see the simple sketch below.
See the page about features on bones for more about structures such as a condyle on a bone. It describes a condyle as a:
"Rounded bump or large rounded prominence. Such rounded surfaces usually fit into a fossa on another bone to form a joint."
More about Foot and Leg Bones:
This website includes many pages about bones and the skeletal system. The following pages may be of interest. These also link to further pages about related topics such as specific types of fractures, bone diseases and so on.
- Structures and Functions of Bones (an overview about the Skeletal System)
- Types of Bones, such as long bones, short bones, flat bones, etc.
- Bone Markings and Features on Bones of the Human Body
- Types of Joints, such as immoveable, slightly moveable and freely moveable joints
- Diagram of the Human Skeleton
- Overview of types of Conditions and Disorders of the Skeletal System
For further information see also our pages of books about orthopaedics.