Femur


Bone Name
Femur

Skeletal Division
Appendicular

Description
The largest and most massive bone of the long bones; shaft is cylindrical but flattened behind, and larger above and below. Proximal extremity is large and consists of the head, neck, and trochanter major; distal end is large both directions and comprises the trochlea in front and two condyles behind.

Articulation
Joins the tibia and fibula distally via the stifle joint and the pelvic bone via the acetabulum proximally

Number
One in each hind limb

Common Name
Round Bone, Leg Bone

Appears In Crossection
Round A-J

Location
Extends obliquely downward in the hindlimb

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