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Thigh
Diagram of the human thigh bone
MeSH Thigh
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In humans the thigh is the area between the pelvis and buttocks and the knee. Anatomically, it is part of the lower limb. The Obturator externus. ... Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) is a huge controlled vocabulary (or metadata system) for the purpose of indexing journal articles and books in the life sciences. ... Elseviers logo. ... List of bones of the human skeleton Human anatomy is primarily the scientific study of the morphology of the adult human body. ... The pelvis (pl. ... Bith buttocks. ... For other uses, see Knee (disambiguation). ... In humans, the lower limb is an anatomical term for the limb that is attached to the pelvic girlde, what is commonly referred to as the leg. ...


The single bone in the thigh is called the femur. This bone is very thick and strong (due to the high proportion of cortical bone), and forms a ball and socket joint at the hip, and a condylar joint at the knee. Grays Anatomy illustration of a human femur. ... The femur or thigh bone is the longest, most voluminous, and strongest bone of the mammalian bodies. ... A ball and socket joint (enarthrosis, spheroidal joint) is a joint in which the distal bone is capable of motion around an indefinite number of axes, which have one common center. ... Bones of the Hip In anatomy, the hip is the bony projection of the femur, known as the greater trochanter, and the overlying muscle and fat. ...


Fascial compartments

In cross-section, the thigh is divided up into three fascial compartments. These compartments use the femur as an axis, and are separated by tough connective tissue membranes (or septa). Each of these compartments has its own blood and nerve supply, and contains a different group of muscles. On the human body, the limbs can be divide into segments, such as the arm and the forearm of the upper limb, and the thigh and the leg of the lower limb. ... Connective tissue is one of the four types of tissue in traditional classifications (the others being epithelial, muscle, and nervous tissue. ... Look up septum in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Human blood smear: a - erythrocytes; b - neutrophil; c - eosinophil; d - lymphocyte. ... Nerves (yellow) Nerves redirects here. ... A top-down view of skeletal muscle Muscle (from Latin musculus little mouse [1]) is contractile tissue of the body and is derived from the mesodermal layer of embryonic germ cells. ...

The medial fascial compartment of thigh contains the hip adductors: gracilis pectineus adductor brevis adductor longus adductor magnus The obturator nerve supplies the hip adductors in this compartment. ... The posterior fascial compartment of the thigh contains the knee flexors and hip extensors: biceps femoris semitendinosus semimembranosus The muscles here (except for the short head of the biceps femoris) are the hamstrings. ... The anterior fascial compartment of thigh contains the knee extensors and hip flexors: sartorius (the longest muscle in the human body) quadriceps (rectus femoris, vastus lateralis, vastus intermedius, vastus medialis) articularis genu The iliopsoas is sometimes considered a member of this group; however, it does not share the same innervation. ...

Blood vessels

The arterial supply is by the femoral artery and the obturator system. The lymphatic drainage closely follows the arterial supply. Femoral artery and its major branches - right thigh, anterior view. ...


The deep venous system of the thigh consists of the femoral vein, the proximal part of the popliteal vein, and various smaller vessels; these are the site of proximal deep venous thrombosis. The venae perfortantes connect the deep and the superficial system, which consists of the saphenous veins (the site of varicose veins). Grays Fig. ... The politeal vein parrallels the popliteal artery but carries the blood from the knee joint and muscles in the thigh and calf back to the heart. ... It has been suggested that Deep Vein Thrombosis be merged into this article or section. ... Saphenous vein usually refers to the great saphenous vein, but may also refer to the small saphenous vein. ... Varicose veins are veins on the leg which are large, twisted, and ropelike, and can cause pain, swelling, or itching. ...


Thigh weakness

Thigh weakness can result in a positive Gower's sign on physical examination. Gowers sign is seen in duchenne muscular dystrophy, where the child is unable to stand on its own, but need to support himself by his hands to get up. ...

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Thigh - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (290 words)
In humans the thigh is the area between the pelvis and buttocks and the knee.
This bone is very thick and strong (due to the high proportion of cortical bone), and forms a ball and socket joint at the hip, and a condylar joint at the knee.
The deep venous system of the thigh consists of the femoral vein, the proximal part of the popliteal vein, and various smaller vessels; these are the site of proximal deep venous thrombosis.
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