neck of femur

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1. the constricted part connecting the head with the trunk of the body.
2. the constricted part of an organ or other structure; called also cervix and collum.
anatomic neck of humerus the constriction of the humerus just below its proximal articular surface.
bladder neck a constricted portion of the urinary bladder where its inferolateral surfaces meet at the opening of the urethra.
neck of femur the heavy column of bone connecting the head of the femur and the shaft.
Madelung's neck diffuse symmetrical lipomas of the neck.
neck of spermatozoon a short portion of the tail of a spermatozoon immediately posterior to the head, aterior to the middle piece. See illustration at spermatozoon.
surgical neck of humerus the constricted part of the humerus just below the tuberosities.
neck of tooth the narrowed part of a tooth between the crown and the root; called also cervix dentis and collum dentis.
uterine neck (neck of uterus) cervix uteri.
webbed neck a thick skin fold on the side of the neck, from the mastoid region to the acromion. Called also pterygium colli.
wry neck torticollis.
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neck of fe·mur

a short, constricted, strong bar projecting at an obtuse angle (about 125°) from the upper end of the shaft of the thigh bone and supporting its head.
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neck of fe·mur

(nek fēmŭr) [TA]
A short narrow section of bone at the proximal end of the femur, connecting the head to the shaft
Synonym(s): collum femoris [TA] , collum ossis femoris, neck of thigh bone
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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The second difficulty encountered was difficulty in reduction with proper size prosthesis in old, neglected fracture neck of femur cases because of soft tissue contracture even though after putting on skeletal traction.
Pathology of fracture neck of femur. Clinical Orthopaedics India 1987; Vol.
A total of 22 cases of Intracapsular fracture neck of femur in adults were treated after accurate reduction and rigid internal fixation under X ray control with 2 or 3 cannulated cancellous screws.
Plasma aspirin esterase in those with fractured neck of femur was low on admission, fell slightly on the third day, but was rising (p < 0.05) towards normal levels during the recovery period (Figure 3).
Outcome of dislocation after hemiarthroplasty for fracture neck of femur. Injury 1992; 23:320-2.
Of the various methods of treating a fracture neck of femur, the standard method for treating a young patient is closed reduction and 6.5 cannulated screw fixation, if closed reduction fails open reduction is mandatory.
This is a case series type of prospective study of 18 osteoporotic neck of femur fractures with an average follow-up time of 14 months, taking into accounts also it's complications.
A 60 years old man, an employee at paper factory, presented for right hemi arthroplasty for fracture neck of femur. He was refered from a district level hospital where attempts to administer RA and GA were unsuccessful.
Shenstone et al.30 studied the relationship between BMD and Health Assessment Questionnaire (HAQ) score, and also presented correlation between lumbar BMD and baseline Stoke Index, and the loss of bone mass density was found to be higher in the neck of femur during early stages of RA irrespective of the activity of disease and working loss.
The aim of this study was to examine whether QUS stiffness index measured at the calcaneous area that can reflect the status of bone at the area most likely to endure fractures (spine and neck of femur), or whether a combined assessment of QUS and BMD should be used to assess bone loss at different areas.
In the following case study, the perioperative journey of an 88-year-old lady with a fractured neck of femur is followed.
All fractures other than open fractures, comminuted fractures with neurovascular injuries, fracture neck of femur, per-trochanteric fractures were excluded and fractures previously treated with internal fixation.