nutrient foramen


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nutrient foramen

[′nü·trē·ənt fə′rā·mən]
(anatomy)
The opening into the canal which gives passage to the blood vessels of the medullary cavity of a bone.
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When the variations in the number was analysed separately in radii of right and left side, it was observed that frequency of bones having no nutrient foramen was higher on the left side (3 bones) compared to radii of right side (1 bone) [Figure 1].
Frequency of observing single nutrient foramen was highest in ulna.
Location of Nutrient Foramen in Radius and Ulna Radii (n=50)
No nutrient foramen was observed on the posterior border, posterior surface, or the lateral surface [Table 3].
The present study gains clinical significance as the anatomy of the nutrient foramen especially its consistent location and the large size becomes important because fractures involving upper third of tibia through the nutrient canal which disturbs the blood supply to the shaft.
Position of the nutrient foramen on the shafts of human long bones.
6] observed nutrient foramen in all 40 (100%) clavicles.
7] observed that nutrient foramen was single in 20 (38.
6] who found the average distance of the nutrient foramen from the sterna end to be 6.
Thus, the areas where nutrient foramen is located must be, whenever possible, avoided during surgery.