neck of femur


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neck

 [nek]
1. the constricted part connecting the head with the trunk of the body.
2. the constricted part of an organ or other structure; called also cervix and collum.
anatomic neck of humerus the constriction of the humerus just below its proximal articular surface.
bladder neck a constricted portion of the urinary bladder where its inferolateral surfaces meet at the opening of the urethra.
neck of femur the heavy column of bone connecting the head of the femur and the shaft.
Madelung's neck diffuse symmetrical lipomas of the neck.
neck of spermatozoon a short portion of the tail of a spermatozoon immediately posterior to the head, aterior to the middle piece. See illustration at spermatozoon.
surgical neck of humerus the constricted part of the humerus just below the tuberosities.
neck of tooth the narrowed part of a tooth between the crown and the root; called also cervix dentis and collum dentis.
uterine neck (neck of uterus) cervix uteri.
webbed neck a thick skin fold on the side of the neck, from the mastoid region to the acromion. Called also pterygium colli.
wry neck torticollis.

neck of fe·mur

[TA]
a short, constricted, strong bar projecting at an obtuse angle (about 125°) from the upper end of the shaft of the thigh bone and supporting its head.

neck of femur

Etymology: AS, hnecca + L, femur, thigh
the part of the long bone of the thigh between the head and the greater and lesser trochanters.

neck of fe·mur

(nek fēmŭr) [TA]
A short narrow section of bone at the proximal end of the femur, connecting the head to the shaft
Synonym(s): collum femoris [TA] , collum ossis femoris, neck of thigh bone
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Caption: FIGURE 2: Anterior-posterior X-ray pelvis: displaced neck of femur fracture (right).
This is still a common surgery for fracture of the neck of femur among elderly people above age of 80 years.
In the emergency department, X-rays of the pelvis revealed bilateral displaced intracapsular neck of femur fractures (Figure 1).
The horizontal surface represents the axis of the shaft of femur in coronal plane and the plane of reference against which the anteversion is measured along the axis of neck of femur in horizontal plane (Figure 2).
A post mortem established the cause of death was septicaemia and multi-organ failure due to broncho-pneumonia resulting from a fractured neck of femur.
KEY WORDS Cup arthroplasy, Fractured neck of femur, Osteoarthritis of the hip, Smith-Petersen, Trifin nail
They are less likely to make a satisfactory recovery from injury [5], five times more likely to be institutionalized [2] and, after fracture neck of femur, have a 6-month mortality of 71%--more than three times that of cognitively intact patients [5].
Reduction in the rate of emergency hospital admissions for fractured neck of femur in persons aged 65 and over (PHOF 4.
6) and fractures of neck of femur (Group B) were classified into undisplaced and displaced (Garden 1961).
Bone density was measured by DXA scan model Hologic Discovery A", focused at neck of femur and spine.
Pathologist Dr Campbell Ritchie said the cause of death was broncho-pneumonia as a result of a fractured neck of femur, with senile dementia as a contributory factor.