thighbone


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thighbone

(thī′bōn′)
n.
See femur.
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Two wedge-shaped pieces of cartilage act as "shock absorbers" between your thighbone and shinbone.
In some cases, luxation might also occur because of trauma to the supporting tissue that holds the patella to the thighbone.
In a total hip replacement, part of the thighbone including the ball is removed and a new, smaller artificial ball is fixed into the rest of the thighbone.
Out on the mesa with only fire and flask, he wouldn't see the next sunrise, but with his delirious body draped across her back Tut carried him home--without stopping to drink, without losing the darkening trail--home to the burntblack thighbone of a cow known to draw venom from a snakewound.
Filmed around the clock at King's College Hospital, in this episode we meet four-year-old Alfie who's rushed to King's with a broken thighbone and the medical team are concerned he may have ruptured an artery.
He had first dug up a human thighbone, and eventually found the first body after digging further.
primarily for the treatment of tears to the meniscus, the wedge-shaped pieces of cartilage that act as "shock absorbers" between the thighbone and shinbone in the knee joint.
Ben broke his right femur thighbone in three places, snapped his left arm, damaged his kneecap and badly hurt his elbow on his left arm.
They retrieved the DNA from a thighbone found in a cave in northern Spain.
Of course we said yes, and went about adding howler monkeys, Shiva serpent and Tibetan thighbone trumpets, and the voice of my "other half," Lady Jaye.
The gash caused by the studs of Fulham striker Hugo Rodallega was deep enough to cut all the way to the thighbone and required surgery under general anaesthetic.