Human Femur Modern Man

$61.00

The human femur or thigh bone, is the proximal bone of the hindlimb in tetrapod vertebrates (for example, the largest bone of the human thigh).

Description

Human Femur Modern Man Replica measures 17.3 inches or 439mm. Human Femur Modern Man Replica is museum quality polyurethane cast. Made in USA. Femur is right side. Homo sapiens right femur modern man. Our precise replica can be used as a teaching tool, museum bone exhibit, home décor, or office décor.

The human femur or thigh bone, is the proximal bone of the hindlimb in tetrapod vertebrates (for example, the largest bone of the human thigh).

The head of the femur articulates with the acetabulum in the pelvic bone forming the hip joint, while the distal part of the femur articulates with the tibia and kneecap, forming the knee joint. By most measures the two (left and right) human femurs are the strongest bones of the body, and in humans, the longest.

The human femur is the only bone in the upper leg. The two femurs converge medially toward the knees, where they articulate with the proximal ends of the tibiae. The angle of convergence of the femora is a major factor in determining the femoral-tibial angle. Human females have wider pelvic bones, causing their femora to converge more than in males.

The human femur is the longest and, by some measures, the strongest bone in the human body. This depends on the type of measurement taken to calculate strength. Some strength tests show the temporal bone in the skull to be the strongest bone.

The human femur is categorised as a long bone and comprises a diaphysis (shaft or body) and two epiphyses (extremities) that articulate with adjacent bones in the hip and knee.

The head of the femur, which articulates with the acetabulum of the pelvic bone, comprises two-thirds of a sphere. It has a small groove, or fovea, connected through the round ligament to the sides of the acetabular notch.

The head of the femur is connected to the shaft through the neck or collum. The neck is 4 to 5 cm. long and the diameter is smallest front to back and compressed at its middle.

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Additional information

Weight 5 lbs
Dimensions 17.3 in
Human Facts

Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Primates
Suborder: Haplorhini
Infraorder: Simiiformes
Family: Hominidae
Subfamily: Homininae
Tribe: Hominini
Genus: Homo
Species: H. sapiens
Binomial name: Homo sapiens