calcar femorale

(redirected from Bigelow septum)

cal·car fe·mo·ra·'le

a bony spur springing from the underside of the neck of the femur above and anterior to the lesser trochanter, adding to the strength of this part of the bone.
Synonym(s): Bigelow septum

calcar femorale

[kal′kär fem′ə·rā′lē]
Etymology: L
the plate of strong tissue which strengthens the neck of the femur.

calcar femorale

A bony spur that strengthens the femoral neck.
See also: calcar

Bigelow,

Henry J., U.S. surgeon, 1818-1890.
Bigelow clamp
Bigelow evacuator - instrument used to remove fragments of bladder calculi.
Bigelow forceps
Bigelow ligament - among the strongest of the body's ligaments, it limits extension at the hip joint. Synonym(s): iliofemoral ligament
Bigelow litholapaxy - process of crushing a bladder stone and using a catheter to wash out fragments.
Bigelow lithotrite
Bigelow septum - a bony spur springing from the underside of the neck of the femur above and anterior to the lesser trochanter. Synonym(s): calcar femorale
Bigelow sutures