A STUDY OF THE NUTRIENT FORAMINA OF LOWER-LIMB LONG BONES


GUMUSBURUN E., YUCEL F. , OZKAN Y., AKGUN Z.

SURGICAL AND RADIOLOGIC ANATOMY, vol.16, no.4, pp.409-412, 1994 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 16 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 1994
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/bf01627662
  • Title of Journal : SURGICAL AND RADIOLOGIC ANATOMY
  • Page Numbers: pp.409-412

Abstract

In this study a total of 269 adult lower limb long bones were examined to determine the number and location of the nutrient foramina in the shafts of bones. The mean of foraminal index was 48.82 for femur, 33.17 for tibia, and 47.82 for fibula. The number of foramina noted were: two on the linea aspera in the middle third of the femur, one on the posterior surface of the upper third of the tibia, and one on the posterior surface of the middle third of the fibula.