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International Journal of Orthopaedics Sciences

2017, Volume 3 Issue 4

A study on femur neck shaft angle and its clinical importance

Author(s): Shivashankarappa A, Prasad NC and Pavan P Havaldar
Abstract: Introduction: Prevalence of hip osteoarthritis, fracture neck femur and other hip joint ailments are increasing day by day. Arthroplasty is the definite treatment for these patients. The femur forms the skeleton of the thigh, carries body weight, supports the movements of leg and provides attachment to the muscles. Morphology of bones is very much affected by race, sex, environmental factors and life style.
Materials and Methods: 457 femurs were used in present study, femur measurements were collected from different colleges in Karnataka. The measurements of Neck shaft angle, Femoral Length and Neck Length of femur were measured and recorded.
Results: The results of present study are the length of femur was 426.6+32.76mm, right femur was 434.3+28.54mm and left femur was 418.7+36.14mm. The neck length femur was 38.8+7.2mm, right femur was 40.6+5.3mm and left femur was 36.3+7.1mm. The neck shaft angle of femur was 138.3+5.670, right femur was 136.2+4.540 and left femur was 140.1+5.430.
Conclusion: The present study observed no significance difference between right and left femur measurements. The present study measurements are may be helpful for orthopaedic surgeons, radiology and anthropological practice.
Pages: 755-757  |  1014 Views  31 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Shivashankarappa A, Prasad NC, Pavan P Havaldar. A study on femur neck shaft angle and its clinical importance. Int J Orthop Sci 2017;3(4):755-757. DOI: 10.22271/ortho.2017.v3.i4k.104
International Journal of Orthopaedics Sciences