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Head of Femur
Skeletal System

Head of Femur

Caput ossis femoris

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Description

The head of the femur (femoral head) is the smooth, spherical-like, proximal end of the bone. It's orientated in the superomedial direction and is continuous inferolaterally with the neck of the femur. It contains the fovea of the head of the femur.

The head of femur is covered with articular cartilage, and articulates with the acetabulum of the hip bone, forming the hip joint.

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Femoral Head

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Protrusio of the femoral head may increase the difficulty of dislocation and require more extensive soft tissue dissection and in situ osteotomy of the femoral neck or head to allow removal of the head from the acetabulum in fragments.

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