femoral canal

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a relatively narrow tubular passage or channel.
adductor canal Hunter's canal.
Alcock's canal a tunnel formed by a splitting of the obturator fascia, which encloses the pudendal vessels and nerve.
alimentary canal see alimentary canal.
anal canal the terminal portion of the alimentary canal, from the rectum to the anus.
atrioventricular canal the common canal connecting the primordial atrium and ventricle; it sometimes persists as a congenital anomaly.
birth canal the canal through which the fetus passes in birth.
carotid canal one in the pars petrosa of the temporal bone, transmitting the internal carotid artery to the cranial cavity.
cervical canal the part of the uterine cavity lying within the cervix.
condylar canal an occasional opening in the condylar fossa for transmission of the transverse sinus; called also posterior condyloid foramen.
canal of Corti a space between the outer and inner rods of Corti.
femoral canal the cone-shaped medial part of the femoral sheath lateral to the base of Gimbernat's ligament.
haversian canal any of the anastomosing channels of the haversian system in compact bone, containing blood and lymph vessels, and nerves.
Hunter's canal a fascial tunnel in the middle third of the medial part of the thigh, containing the femoral vessels and saphenous nerve. Called also adductor canal.
hypoglossal canal an opening in the occipital bone, transmitting the hypoglossal nerve and a branch of the posterior meningeal artery; called also anterior condyloid foramen.
infraorbital canal a small canal running obliquely through the floor of the orbit, transmitting the infraorbital vessels and nerve.
inguinal canal the oblique passage in the lower anterior abdominal wall on either side, through which passes the round ligament of the uterus in the female, and the spermatic cord in the male.
medullary canal
optic canal a passage for the optic nerve and ophthalmic artery at the apex of the orbit; called also optic foramen.
pulp canal root canal.
root canal that part of the pulp cavity extending from the pulp chamber to the apical foramen. Called also pulp canal.
sacral canal the continuation of the spinal canal through the sacrum.
Schlemm's canal venous sinus of sclera.
semicircular c's see semicircular canals.
spinal canal (vertebral canal) the canal formed by the series of vertebral foramina together, enclosing the spinal cord and meninges.
Volkmann's c's canals communicating with the haversian canals, for passage of blood vessels through bone.
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fem·o·ral ca·nal

the medial compartment of the femoral sheath, which is often occupied by the intermediate deep inguinal lymph node (of Cloquet), and provides both passage for lymphatics passing from lower limb to trunk and facilitates expansion of the adjacent femoral vein, as when it enlarges during a Valsalva maneuver.
Synonym(s): canalis femoralis [TA]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

fem·o·ral ca·nal

(fem'ŏr-ăl kă-nal') [TA]
The medial compartment of the femoral sheath.
Synonym(s): canalis femoralis [TA] .
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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If the hernia is difficult to see, it can be felt by putting the fingers over the femoral canal at the top of the front of the thigh.
Studies shows that autograft from femoral canal has more level of growth factors than that of iliac crest.
The femoral canal is repaired from inside by approximating the inguinal ligament to the pectineal ligament with interrupted non-absorbable sutures.
By this we ensured that the reamed materials are pushed into the fracture site rather than sticking to the reamer and the femoral canal as it normally happens with the standard reamers.
The removal of the intramedullary nail and screws was performed through the previous surgical access and the recipient site was prepared by debriding the bone, excising all scarred tissues and reaming of the femoral canal. A longitudinal incision was made on the medial side of the distal third of the thigh.
We postulate that insufflation of the extraperitoneal space caused bleeding which tracked down through the femoral canal, opening it up and allowing herniation of pre-peritoneal fat.
However, the indications and selection criteria of cementless stems based on the morphology of the femoral canal have not been established.
This prosthesis had a femoral stem, which was fenestrated and also has a shoulder to enable stabilisation within the greater trochanter and to prevent rotation within femoral canal. It became apparent that the long-stemmed devices generally were superior to the shorter stemmed devices, which they soon replaced.
As a result of this and insufficient reduction of the fracture, during repeated axial loading toggling of the nail within the femoral canal took place.