• Philip Thorek


The thigh extends from the hip to the knee (Fig. 711). The spine of the pubis and the anterosuperior iliac spine, with the inguinal ligament stretched between these 2 points, is the dividing line between the thigh and the abdomen. The upper boundary of the thigh posteriorly is the transverse gluteal fold; the lower thigh boundary has been set at a level 3 finger-breadths above the base of the patella.


Fascia Lata Femoral Nerve Femoral Hernia Inguinal Ligament Ischial Tuberosity 
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© Springer-Verlag New York, Inc. 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • Philip Thorek
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  1. 1.Thorek Hospital and Medical CenterChicagoUSA
  2. 2.Cook County Graduate School of MedicineUSA
  3. 3.University of Illinois College of MedicineUSA
  4. 4.American College of Chest PhysiciansUSA

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