Pratik N Akhani

Department of Physiology, Government Medical College, Khandwa, Madhya Pradesh, India


  • Research   
    Neck-Shaft Angle and the Angle of Anteversion of Femur in Central India Population
    Author(s): Rajeev Vijay Joshi, Pratik N Akhani and Vijay Nayak*

    Background & Objectives: Femur carries the body weight, supports movements of body and provides attachment for regional muscles in order to carry out myriad of biomechanical functions. It’s pertinent to know the morphometric characteristics of the proximal femur, with the intent of minimizing the risk of complications related to surgical procedures executed in the area. This study was planned to measure the Neck-Shaft Angle (NSA) and Angle of Anteversion (AOA) of Femurs in central India population. Materials and Methods: This study was carried out on intact, dried, non-pathological dried Femurs of both gender (n=100). NSA and AOA were measured using Osteometric Board, Goniometer, Vernier Caliper (least count of 0.01 mm) and coloured threads. Results: The AOA was found to be higher in female Femurs and on the left sided Femurs. There was no statistically significant differenc.. Read More»

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