neck of the femur


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neck of the femur

The heavy column of bone that connects the head of the femur to the shaft.
See also: neck
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Age, anthropometric data, QUS and BMD values in the spine and neck of the femur are presented in Table-II.
Population differences in the geometry of the proximal femur have also been used to explain differences in the incidence of fractures of the neck of the femur in different populations.
The angle of anteversion of the neck of the femur varies through a wide range, thus making it extremely difficult to determine normal range for a society.
Fracture of the Neck of the Femur Associated with Posterior Dislocation of the Hip.
Fracture of the neck of the femur after surface arthroplasty of the hip.
DXA can be used to determine the density of various bones in the body but the lumbar spine (L1-L4) and the neck of the femur are most frequently used and validated (4).
This distinction is important for the correct management of these fractures as prosthetic replacement is recommended in elderly patients for a displaced intracapsular fracture of the neck of the femur [1,2]; undisplaced intracapsular and extracapsular femoral neck fractures are usually fixed internally with a compression device.
In total hip replacement, the orthopedic surgeon lops off the bulbous head and angled neck of the femur and puts in its place a ball-like prosthesis that is secured by a spike inserted deep into the lower portion of the bone.
The head and neck of the femur are offset from each other, so it becomes prominent on the front side and causes impingement as the child brings the hip up into flexion.
She suffered a fractured neck of the femur which was repaired at James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough.
Hearn broke his hip near the ball joint, on a narrow part the neck of the femur, a type of fracture that won't heal, Huddleston said.
SAFEHIP's hip protector functions essentially as a hip "crash helmet"; its flexible, padded, polypropylene shells cover and protect the neck of the femur.