from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of, relating to, or located in the thigh or femur.
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- adj. Of, pertaining to, or near the femur or thigh
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Pertaining to the femur or thigh.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of or pertaining to the thigh.
- Pertaining to the femur or thigh-bone: as, the femoral condyles.
- In entomology, pertaining to or on the third joint of an insect's leg: as, a femoral spine.
- Hunter's canal. See canal.
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- adj. of or relating to or near the femur or thigh
Titanium elastic nailing use in femoral shaft fractures
-- The femoral is a continuation of the external iliac, and extends from Poupart's ligament to the middle of the lower third of the thigh, where it becomes the popliteal.
During the operation at Grantham Hospital in Lincolnshire in August 2008 Kolb, 51, also cut through the wrong muscle, slicing into a 'danger zone' known as the femoral triangle.
The Promus stenting system involves the insertion of a metal tube into a large blood vessel of the leg, called the femoral artery.
In certain high-energy accidents such as motor vehicle accidents or when a person falls off a ladder, fractures of the so-called femoral head can occur.
In DDH, the hip socket may be shallow, letting the \ "ball\" of the long leg bone, also known as the femoral head, slip in and out of the socket.
BTW, hunters, that artery is called the "femoral" and do nothing like with your knife that gets anywhere near your thigh or crotch, you absolutely do * not* want it cut.
Still, those preferring the femoral approach say going through the wrist and its radial artery can be technically difficult.
It found that 3.7% of wrist patients and 4% of those treated via the femoral artery either died, or suffered a heart attack, stroke or a major bleeding episode unrelated to heart surgery.
This compares to 3.7% of those in the femoral group who suffered such complications.