angle of inclination

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an·gle of in·cli·na·tion

the angle formed by the meeting of a line drawn along the longitudinal axis of a long bone with another line passing through the long axis of its proximal portion; normally refers to the femur and humerus. See: angle of inclination of femur.
Synonym(s): neck-shaft angle

angle of inclination

(1) Inclination (or incline) of pelvis; inclinatio pelvis [NA6]; pelvic incline.
(2) Angle of inclination; the angle formed by the femoral shaft with the femoral neck.


the space or figure formed by two diverging lines, measured as the number of degrees one would have to be moved to coincide with the other.

cardiodiaphragmatic angle
that formed by the junction of the shadows of the heart and diaphragm in radiographs.
costovertebral angle
the angle formed on either side of the vertebral column between the last rib and the lumbar vertebrae.
filtration angle
the angle between the iris and cornea at the periphery of the anterior chamber of the eye, through which the aqueous humor readily permeates. Called also angle of the iris.
glenoid angle
the angle of the scapula at the glenoid cavity, or ventral end, of the bone. The cranial and caudal angles are at the dorsal border of the scapula.
angle of inclination
angle of jaw
the junction of the ventral and caudal borders of the lower jaw.
nasofrontal angle
see stop.
oral lip angle
angle of union of the oral lips. Called also commissura labiorum.
sole angle
the angle formed by the inflection of the wall of the hoof to form the bars on the sole of the horse's foot. Called also angulus soleae medialis, lateralis.
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In addition, a detailed radiographic review was performed to assess for preoperative neck-shaft angles, postoperative stem shaft angles, femoral neck notchings, and acetabular component abduction angles.
Compared to the preoperative neck-shaft angle, the postoperative stem-shaft angle for 89% of the femoral components was inserted in a valgus position, with 96% of those in group 4 being inserted in a valgus position.
This was attributed to the variation in the neck-shaft angles of the human femurs.