Author(s): Gyanaranjan Nayak


DOI: 10.52711/0974-360X.2021.00447   

Address: Gyanaranjan Nayak*
Department of Anatomy, IMS and SUM Hospital, Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan Deemed to be University, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, Pin- 751003.
*Corresponding Author

Published In:   Volume - 14,      Issue - 5,     Year - 2021

The morphometry of proximal femur is necessary in planning surgeries of hip joint and preparation of prosthesis for hip replacement. The aim of the study was to measure various morphometric parameters of femoral head and neck. The study consisted of sixty adult dry human femora of both sexes (thirty left sided and thirty right sided). Various dimensions of femoral head and neck were measured by slide caliper. Diameter of femoral head was estimated to be 39.28±3.87mm along cranio-caudal axis and 41.18±4.14mm along sagittal axis. Diameter of femoral neck was established as 29.03±3.8mm along cranio-caudal axis and 24.36±3.13mm along sagittal axis. Length of femoral neck was measured to be 50.57±6.77mm. The findings of the study will be useful in manufacturing prosthesis and implants for hip replacement as well as other surgeries involving proximal femur.

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Gyanaranjan Nayak. Dimensions of Proximal Femur - An Anatomical Study. Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology. 2021; 14(5):2540-2. doi: 10.52711/0974-360X.2021.00447

Gyanaranjan Nayak. Dimensions of Proximal Femur - An Anatomical Study. Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology. 2021; 14(5):2540-2. doi: 10.52711/0974-360X.2021.00447   Available on:

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