The Blood Supply of the Upper End of the Human Femur, Including Observations on the Venous Drainage of the Femoral Head
The practical importance of the blood supply of some bones and their related soft tissues has led, in recent years, to the spectacular successes of microsurgical operations for the viable transpositioning of tissues from one part of the body to another. Although anatomists and orthopedic surgeons have continued to study the blood supply of the human hip joint since 1950, their efforts have been directed almost exclusively at the arterial side of this circulatory system. Meanwhile, radiological investigations designed to demonstrate the veins of the hip joint have failed to provide anatomically conclusive information.
KeywordsFemoral Neck Femoral Head Venous Drainage Arterial Supply Human Femur
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