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The femur, or thigh bone, consists of a head, neck, body, trochanters, condyles and intercondylar fossa, notes InnerBody. The femur is the longest and heaviest bone in the body, capable of supporting nearly all of the bo... More »

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The femur is another name for the thigh bone, according to InnerBody. The Latin name for the femur is the os femoris, as stated by Anatomy Atlases. More »

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The kneecap, also called the patella, is found in front of the knee joint, which is the junction between the femur, the upper leg bone, and the tibia, the lower leg bone. Flanking the kneecap are the medial epicondyle of... More »

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The femur is another name for the thigh bone, according to InnerBody. The Latin name for the femur is the os femoris, as stated by Anatomy Atlases. More »

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Parts of the femur are the head, the neck, the trochanteric fossa, the greater trochanter and lesser trochanter, according to InnerBody The long part of the bone is called the body or diaphysis of the femur. There are al... More »

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The hip is between the trunk of the body and the thigh, according to InnerBody. It consists of the os coxa, or the hip bone, and the head of the femur, or thighbone. More »

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The thigh bone, called the femur, and the tibia, or shin bone, connect together to form one of the human body's most complex joints. Two smaller bones, the fibula and patella, are also parts of the knee joint. More »

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