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femur

 [fe´mur] (pl. fem´ora, femurs) (L.)
1. the thigh bone, extending from the pelvis to the knee; the longest and strongest bone in the body. Its proximal end articulates with the acetabulum, a cup-like cavity in the pelvic girdle. The greater and lesser trochanters are the two processes (prominences) at the proximal end of the femur. See anatomic Table of Bones in the Appendices.
2. thigh.

fe·mur

, gen.

fe·mo·ris

, pl.

fem·o·ra

(fē'mŭr, fem'ŏ-ris, -ă), [TA] Avoid the mispronunciation femor'a of the plural of this word.
1. Synonym(s): thigh
2. The long bone of the thigh, articulating with the hip bone proximally and the tibia and patella distally.
Synonym(s): os femoris ☆ , thigh bone
[L. thigh]

femur

(fē′mər)
n. pl. femurs or femora (fĕm′ər-ə)
1.
a. A bone of the leg situated between the pelvis and knee in humans. It is the largest and strongest bone in the body.
b. A functionally similar bone in the leg or hind limb of other vertebrates. Also called thighbone.
2. The thick, most muscular segment of the insect leg, situated between the trochanter and the tibia.

fe·mur

, pl. femora (fē'mŭr, fem'ō-ră) [TA]
1. The thigh.
2. The long bone of the thigh, articulating with the hip bone proximally and the tibia and patella distally.
Synonym(s): thigh bone.
[L. thigh]
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RIGHT FEMUR

femur

(fē′mŭr) plural.femora [L.]
The thigh bone. It extends from the hip to the knee and is the longest and strongest bone in the skeleton.
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femur

The thigh bone. The upper end of the femur forms a ball and socket joint with the side of the pelvis. The lower end widens to provide the upper bearing surface of the knee joint.

femur

  1. the thigh bone of TETRAPODS.
  2. the insect leg joint between the trochanter (2nd segment) and tibia (4th segment).

Femur

The thigh bone.
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Medullary radius of curvature of the femur (anterior bowing) and a specially defined neck and shaft angle (sagittal NSA) were measured.
To the best of the authors' knowledge, there are no literature reports on simulation work on the inner surface of the intact femur. Therefore, this study has sought to verify the FE simulation work on the outer femoral surface with experimental work [7] by using von Mises strain, and then using the verified model to determine the strain on the inner surface of the intact femur.
Conclusion: In developing countries where facilities for intramedullary nailing in emergency operation theater, are not uniformly available, delayed internal fixation with unreamed interlocking nailing is a good option for the management of open diaphyseal fracture femur.
Since it is not always possible to recover the pelvis and skull in forensic contexts, other bones of the skeleton have been tested for purposes of sexual diagnosis (Bruzek & Murail, 2006), such as the tibia, femur, radius, ulna, mandible and scapula (Oliveira Costa et al.; Lucena dos Santos et al., 2018).
Keywords: Linea aspera, Femur, Nutrient foramen, Dry bone.
The 3DSlicerv4.4 toolkit (National Alliance of Medical Image Computing, NA-MIC) was used to generate and smooth three-dimensional surface representations of the trabecular compartment and the whole proximal femur using the marching cubes algorithm, 10 iterations of sine smoothing, and 25% surface point decimation.
Geometric match assessment of three intramedullary nailing systems for Chinese proximal femurs (in Chinese).
Fractures of the shaft of the femur are the result of high-energy trauma and therefore can be both life-threatening injuries and causes of severe permanent disability since femur is one of the principle load bearing bones in lower extremity.
The fracture locations suggest that while traditional knee braces protect the knee, they may be associated with femur fracture.
Length of long bones of lower limb particularly of femur and tibia has a direct correlation to the height of an individual.
As a conclusion, it was found that Q angles of female athletes varied in terms of different branches, while some physical parameters such as sports age, femur length and pelvic width were found to have direct or indirect influences on Q angle.