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Synonyms for tubercle

a swelling that is the characteristic lesion of tuberculosis

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small rounded wartlike protuberance on a plant


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

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Two small incisions were made, one just beneath and off the superior pole of patella and another starting at the adductor tubercle and ending just distal to the medial epicondyle of the femur.
Superficial landmarks that should be palpated and noted prior to incision include the medial joint line, adductor tubercle, medial femoral condyle, proximal medial tibial plateau, medial border of the patella, tibial tubercle, and pes anserinus insertion.
measures the distance from the adductor tubercle of the femur to the distal femoral articular surface.
It is attached superiorly to the medial condyle of the femur immediately below the adductor tubercle, and inferiorly to the medial condyle and medial surface of the body of the tibia.
The point of tenderness is typically over the adductor tubercle or proximal attachment of the medial ligament on the femur.
(8-11) The MPFL originates from a small "saddle" between the adductor tubercle and the medial epicondyle.