angle of inclination

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an·gle of in·cli·na·tion

the angle formed by the meeting of a line drawn along the longitudinal axis of a long bone with another line passing through the long axis of its proximal portion; normally refers to the femur and humerus. See: angle of inclination of femur.
Synonym(s): neck-shaft angle

angle of inclination

(1) Inclination (or incline) of pelvis; inclinatio pelvis [NA6]; pelvic incline.
(2) Angle of inclination; the angle formed by the femoral shaft with the femoral neck.
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The CE angles, femoral neck-shaft angles, and epiphyseal quotients of the patients in the pre- and postoperative periods are given in Table 1.
The neck-shaft angle on KD was slightly higher (about 4%) than GSD but the anteversion angles were similar between two breeds.
Neck-shaft angle of femur is defined as the angle made by the long axis of the shaft and the long axis of the neck.
The neck-shaft angle was measured at the posterior surface of the bone, at the union of the long axle of the neck of femur with the long axle of diaphysis of femur.
The true FA is not identical to the torsion angle as the femoral neck-shaft angle must be factored in; they would be equal only if the neck-shaft angle is 90[degrees].
Placement of the hip screw and maintaining the neck-shaft angle is critical to the final outcome of PFN patients.
Option to stem from waryzacja (increasing neck-shaft angle with increasing the size of the stem).
The reduction was considered anatomical if the neck-shaft angle was between 120[degrees] and 140[degrees] and the distraction at the fracture site was less than 2 mm.
(25-29) We routinely plan approximately 5[degrees] to 10[degrees] of valgus alignment relative to the native neck-shaft angle or in the cases of retained hardware an acceptable alignment permitted by the hardware in situ.
(9,11,13-16) Orientation of the femoral component to optimize the femoral stem-shaft angle, using a valgus insertion technique relative to the neck-shaft angle during the preparation of the femoral head, is important to reduce stresses transferred through a narrow zone in the head-neck region.
This was attributed to the variation in the neck-shaft angles of the human femurs.