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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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She was lucky to escape the high speed landing with only a broken collar bone, a swelling of the fifth disc in her neck and chipping her thigh bone with her kneecap.
The problem occurs in the femoral head - this is the rounded top of the thigh bone which sits inside the hip socket.
One solution could be to use an implant with a high-offset femoral stem (the portion of the implant that attaches to the upper thigh bone), as these effectively shift the leg farther away from the center rotation of the joint, decreasing the dislocation risk.