International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 5, Issue 5, Part C (2019)
A morphometric study of nutrient foramina in adult human femur in western Rajasthan
Aim and Objective: Aim of this study to observe presence, number, location and direction of nutrient foramen. The knowledge of presence, number, location and direction of nutrient foramen has clinical significance in orthopedic procedures.
Material & Method: The present study was conducted on 100 dry femur bones of unknown sex and origin from the department of anatomy Dr. S.N Medical College Jodhpur Rajasthan. The lengths of femur were measured using an osteometric board. For the purpose of study the femur was divided into three equal segments. The presence, number, location & direction of nutrient foramen were noted.
Result: In the present study single Nutrient foramen was located on middle third of the shaft was observed. Study provides data on the morphology of diaphyseal nutrient foramina in human femur which in turn will give information to preserve circulation during surgeries.
Conclusion: The nutrient artery is the major source of blood supply of the long bones The study will provide essential data for nutrient foramen which will be helpful in surgical orthopedic procedures and interpretation of radiological images.
How to cite this article:
Ruchika Dhankar, Sushma K Kataria, Bharat, Leena Raichandani. A morphometric study of nutrient foramina in adult human femur in western Rajasthan. Int J Appl Res 2019;5(5):116-118.