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.
Joins the tibia and fibula distally via the stifle joint and the pelvic bone via the acetabulum proximally
One in each hind limb
Round Bone, Leg Bone
Appears In Crossection
Extends obliquely downward in the hindlimb