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3D Skeletal System: 5 Cool Facts about the Femur

The femur is an awesome bone—and not just because it has a cool name. 

 

1. The femur is the longest bone in the body.

Femur long bone tibia trochanter condyle

 

 

2. The femur is a weight-bearing bone.

Femur weight bearing long bone strongest bone longest bone

 

 

3. The greater trochanter provides leverage for gluteal muscles and other muscles that rotate the thigh.

Trochanter femur long bone gluteal muscles

 

 

4. The medial femoral condyle bears more weight due to the center of gravity being medial to the knee.

Medial condyle femur bone

 

 

5. Being a long bone, the femur contains both red and yellow marrow.

Femur marrow medullary cavity cancellous bone

 

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please can you send me via email the pictures of the mandible & maxilla for teaching purposes. thanks
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