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femur

(fē`mər): see legleg,
one of the paired limbs of an animal used for support of the body and for locomotion. Properly, the human leg is that portion of the extremity between the foot and the thigh. This section of the human leg contains two long bones, the tibia and the fibula.
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Femur

The vertical surfaces of the triglyph left between the glyphs.

femur

[′fē·mər]
(anatomy)
The proximal bone of the hind or lower limb in vertebrates.
The thigh bone in humans, articulating with the acetabulum and tibia.

femur

The long projecting face between each channel of a triglyph.

femur

1. the longest thickest bone of the human skeleton, articulating with the pelvis above and the knee below
2. the corresponding bone in other vertebrates
3. the segment of an insect's leg nearest to the body
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The Ilizarov method has emerged as the gold standard for addressing the non union as well as associated bone loss, deformity and leg length discrepancy.3,4 The present study was carried out to document the management outcome of complex non unions of femur fractures managed with Ilizarov method in terms of bone results, functional outcome and any complications encountered during the course of treatment.
"He's hit a wall at 60kph or something like that, he's got a bad fracture, he's badly injured and it sounds like he has a fracture of the femur, to be confirmed."
An investigation of the morphometric characteristics of the proximal femur in dry bones and the standardization of data for a given population are of considerable importance to the determination of risk factors in pathological conditions, preoperative planning and the design of the components of prostheses (Noble et al., 1988; Rubin et al., 1992; Chin et al., 1997; Bergot et al., 2002; Khang et al., 2003; Irdesel & Ari, 2006; Atilla et al., 2007).
Linea aspera is an important anatomical landmark on femur. The current study aimed at describing a few quantitative and qualitative anatomical landmarks of linea aspera.
This is a case series type of prospective study of 18 osteoporotic neck of femur fractures with an average follow-up time of 14 months, taking into accounts also it's complications.
the trabecular compartment of the proximal femur and 2.
In the 78 subjects, there are totally 9 Spine, 12 Femur, 28 Clavicle, 6 Extremity & Ankle, 12 Extremity & Hand and 11 Knee bones X-Ray scan images.
The bottom of the femur is rounded in both dogs and humans.
However, spontaneous regression of an osteochondroma is extremely rare.[2] We present a case of a 9-year-old boy who complained of the anterior knee pain after trauma and was subsequently diagnosed with an osteochondroma of the distal femur that almost completely regressed within 4 years.
The proximal fracture extends to 5 cm below the lesser trochanter, the middle ends 9 cm above the knee joint, and the distal forms the last 9 cm of the femur.
Inclusion criteria were the following: (1) older than 65 years; (2) acute fresh femoral neck fractures and intertrochanteric fractures; (3) first unilateral fractures; (4) patients undergoing operative treatment; (5) patients with no thyroid or parathyroid disease in their medical history; (6) patients with no bone tumor or tumor-like diseases; (7) hip fractures caused by spontaneous falls on the ground; and (8) X-ray films of the pelvis and proximal femur before and after operation with standard posture.
Keywords: Dynamization delayed healing, Femur fracture, Interlocking nailing, Solid union.