IJCRR - 5(6), March, 2013
MORPHOMETRIC STUDY OF HUMAN FEMUR
Author: Khaleel N., Hussain Saheb Shaik
The femur or thigh bone is the longest and strongest bone in human body. It length is associated with striding gait and strength is associated with weight and muscular forces. The study was undertaken in 50 femurs for measuring length, anterioposterior diameter of shaft at upper, middle and lower segments. The results were the mean length of femur was 437.44+31.44mm and mean anteroposterior diameter of shaft at upper segment was 26.56+2.14mm middle segment was 28.50+2.45mm lower segment was 28.50+2.45mm. The knowledge of morphometric values is helpful to anthropological and forensic practice.
Keywords: Femur, Anterioposterior diameter, Anthropological practice.
Khaleel N., Hussain Saheb Shaik. MORPHOMETRIC STUDY OF HUMAN FEMUR International Journal of Current Research and Review. 5(6), March, 76-79
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