Biomechanical Interpretation of Femoral X-rays

  • Renato Bombelli


In most long bones the physis is horizontal and perpendicular to the long axis of the shaft [47, 164]; exceptions are the proximal humerus and the proximal femur which have a neck. In the humerus the dome-shaped physis is slightly oblique, in the proximal femur the obliquity is more pronounced. The explanation for this is that a well-developed neck is needed in the femur.


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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1993

Authors and Affiliations

  • Renato Bombelli
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  1. 1.L. D. Clinica OrtopedicaLegnanoItaly

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