head of femur


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head of fe·mur

[TA]
the hemispheric articular surface at the upper extremity of the thigh bone.

head of fe·mur

(hed fēmŭr) [TA]
Rounded projection at the proximal end of femur; articulates with the acetabulum
Synonym(s): caput femoris [TA] , caput ossis femoris, head of thigh bone.
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After the examination, the head of femur was cut from the neck and the sampling was performed.
Thus, it can be used to resurface the head of femur in adult humans and animals.
It seems that this biologic zenograft can be a suitable alternative for the reconstruction and arthroplasty of the hip joint and other biologic resurfacing methods for the head of femur.