Femur Bone Quiz

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What is the femur?

The only bone in the thigh

What is the function of the femur in four-legged animals?

Upper bone of the hindleg

What causes genu valgum (knock knee) in humans?

Thicker pelvic bones in females

What is the angle of convergence of the femora a major factor in determining?

Femoral-tibial angle

What is the top of the femur connected to in the human body?

Socket in the pelvis (hip joint)

What is the region of the lower limb between the hip and the knee called?

Thigh

In humans, which is the largest and thickest bone in the body?

Femur

What is the opposite extreme of genu valgum (knock knee)?

Genu varum (bow-leggedness)

What is the top of the femur connected to in the human body?

Pelvis

What is the femur in many four-legged animals?

Thigh bone

What is the only bone in the thigh region?

Femur

Where does the top of the femur fit into in the body?

Hip joint

What is the condition called when the femurs converge so much that the knees touch one another?

Genu valgum (knock knee)

What is the angle of convergence of the femora a major factor in determining?

Femoral-tibial angle

In many four-legged animals, what is the femur?

The upper bone of the hindleg

Study Notes

The Femur

  • The femur is the largest and thickest bone in the human body.
  • In humans, the top of the femur is connected to the hip.
  • The femur is the only bone in the thigh region.

Function in Four-Legged Animals

  • In four-legged animals, the femur is the upper bone in the hind leg.
  • The femur plays a crucial role in supporting the body's weight and enabling movement.

Genu Valgum (Knock Knee)

  • Genu valgum, also known as knock knee, occurs when the angle of convergence of the femora is excessive, causing the knees to bend inward.
  • The opposite extreme of genu valgum is genu varum, also known as bowleg.

Anatomy and Relationships

  • The region of the lower limb between the hip and the knee is called the thigh.
  • The top of the femur fits into the hip joint.

Convergence of Femora

  • The angle of convergence of the femora is a major factor in determining the alignment of the knees.
  • Excessive convergence of the femora can lead to genu valgum, while extreme divergence can lead to genu varum.
  • The condition where the femurs converge so much that the knees touch one another is called genu valgum.

Test your knowledge of human anatomy with this quiz on the femur bone. Learn about the structure and function of the femur, the longest and strongest bone in the human body, and its role in the lower limb.

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