head of femur

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head of fe·mur

the hemispheric articular surface at the upper extremity of the thigh bone.

head of fe·mur

(hed fēmŭr) [TA]
Rounded projection at the proximal end of femur; articulates with the acetabulum
Synonym(s): caput femoris [TA] , caput ossis femoris, head of thigh bone.
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the distance from most prominent point on the lateral surface of the greater trochanter (GT) to the centre of fovea of the head of femur (Fig.
This criteria was based on percentage of head of femur, which was not covered by acetabulum.
We feel that cesarean section is preferable to vaginal delivery to avoid the risk of trauma to the weak head of femur in cases of TOH.
Therefore this may be considered for a possible bypass grafting in cases of ischemic necrosis of head of femur following decreased blood flow through OBA, connecting the posterior division to the distal end of the obstruction.
Little work on the subject has been reported from India except for the study by Singh and Singh (1972A and 1972B) on the head of femur.
They were completely cured without any recurrence or any other complications except for one patient who had segmental osteonecrosis of head of femur due to the location of Brodie's abscess at the neck of femur.
After the examination, the head of femur was cut from the neck and the sampling was performed.
But we had a case where there was a complete absorption of head of Femur with the destruction of articular surface of Acetabulum, which is more commonly seen in Septic Arthritis of hip in infants.
Hence this problem was sorted by Allograft from excised head of femur.
The indications for HRA are 21Fracture Neck of Femur, 1 Intertrochanteric fracture and 1 Avascular Nechrosis of head of femur.
These poor results were due to occurrence of avascular necrosis of the head of femur in 1 case and non-union in 2 cases.
Segment AB: From Most proximal point on upper end of femur to most distal point of the circumference of the head of femur.

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