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Related to Adductor tubercle: Gluteal tuberosity, head of talus, intercondylar eminence
  • noun

Synonyms for tubercle

a swelling that is the characteristic lesion of tuberculosis

Related Words

small rounded wartlike protuberance on a plant


a protuberance on a bone especially for attachment of a muscle or ligament

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The periosteum covering the distal aspect of the femur is elevated, and the femur is cut at the level of the adductor tubercle to create an anterior to posterior angle of 10[degrees] (Fig 1, insert).
Typically, patients exhibit tenderness over their medial facet and their adductor tubercle, which may be accompanied by significant medial ecchymosis.
33) Signs consistent with patellofemoral dislocation on physical examination are a hemarthrosis, tenderness over the medial facet of the patella and the adductor tubercle, ecchymosis medially, and a positive apprehension sign.
51) Through their work on cadaveric knees, Smirk and Morris determined the most isometric points on the femur to be 1 cm distal to the adductor tubercle and 5 mm posterior to it.
Tear of the MPFL is not always at the adductor tubercle and is frequently multifocal.