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Anatomy Atlases: Atlas of Human Anatomy: Plate 6: Figure 1

Atlas of Human Anatomy

The left femur (os femoris) from its anterior (volar) surface.

Translated by: Ronald A. Bergman, PhD and Adel K. Afifi, MD, MS
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The left femur (os femoris) from its anterior (volar) surface

a) Head of the femoral bone (bound to the Acetabulum – an enarthosis).
b) Femoral head fossa for the round ligament.
c) Femoral neck.
d) Greater trochanter (insertion site for mm gluteus medius and minimus, piriformis, gemelli, obturator and quadratus femoris).
e) Lesser trochanter (insertion site for mm psoas major and internal iliac.
f) Anterior intertrochanteric line (origin for m vastus lateralis).
g) Body (or diaphysis).
h) Lateral femoral condyle (origin for m popliteus and plantaris).
i) Medial femoral condyle (origin for the medial head of gastrocnemius).
k) Articular groove for the patella.

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