Femur – Anatomy | Medical Education Videos



so now let's move on to the femur the femur which is the thigh bone within the thigh we can see here we have an anterior right femur and we have a posterior right femur so here we have the anterior view of the right femur we've got the head of the femur here it's large it's spherical and articulates with the acetabulum at the hip joint it contains a depression medially which is the fovea here and this contains the attachment site for the ligaments of the head of the femur the neck joins the head to the shaft so here we can see the neck of the femur and it contains two trochanters a greater and a lesser trochanter and these are clearly seen on the posterior view running between the two trochanters on this anterior aspect we have the intertrochanteric line and that's running between the two trochanters on this anterior aspect if we look at the shaft and it's relatively dull it's smooth its rounded on the anterior surface posteriorly there's some features we'll mention distally though on this anterior surface we can see some femoral condyles we can also see passing towards these condyles the medial and lateral epicondyles and these are going to give rise to those condyles which articulates with the tibial condyles and form the knee joint we can also see a smooth region here and that is the patellar surface if we look at the posterior view now of the femur we can still see we've got our head we've got our neck and we can see we've got a greater trochanter now and clearly a lesser trochanter but here we can see we now have an inter trochanteric crest we don't have that line looking at the shaft we can see running down from these to Canter's we have a lateral and a medial lip that forms the Linea aspera superiorly the lateral lip blends with the roughened gluteal Namjoo Kanter and the media lip runs to the lesser trochanter as the pictu niall line and we'll see some important muscles attached here like pectineus inferiorly the lateral and the medial lips they separate to form the lateral and medial supracondylar lines so distally we can now clearly see a large femoral condyles we can still make out the lateral epicondyle and the medial epicondyle would be on this side on the medial epicondyle we can see in the dr. tubercle which is an important attachment but the femoral condyles medial and lateral they're separated by this intercondylar fossa which will soon appreciate contain some cruciate ligaments and it articulates with the tibial condyles to form the knee joint on the medial condyle we can see we've got the adductor tubercle here and that's located on the supra medial aspect of that medial condyle you just completed your first video of the world's best medical exam preparation lectio brings the knowledge of worldwide leading medical experts and Teaching Award winners to your pc tablet or smartphone prepare yourself and check your progress with thousands of quiz questions customized to USMLE standards and the very best you can get in touch with our medical experts personally visit Lecter yo.com now and continue with the most inspiring medical education around the globe Anytime Anywhere you

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