Nutrient foramina in the shafts of lower limb long bones: Situation and number


SENDEMIR E. , CIMEN A.

Surgical and Radiologic Anatomy, vol.13, no.2, pp.105-108, 1991 (Journal Indexed in SCI Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 13 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 1991
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/bf01623881
  • Title of Journal : Surgical and Radiologic Anatomy
  • Page Numbers: pp.105-108
  • Keywords: FORAMEN NUTRIENT, LONG BONES, LOWER EXTREMITY

Abstract

The location and number of the diaphysial dominant nutrient formina in 305 specimens of the human lower limb long bones were examined. The diaphysial nutrient formaina on the femur were located at between 26.7-84.4% of the total length; while on the tibia between 11.0-67.2%; and on the fibula between 29.8-67.8% of the total length. The number of the diaphysial nutrient formaina and their distribution on the faces of each bone was also studied. © 1991 Springer-Verlag.