Longest and resistant bone in the human body
, the femur is in the thigh.
It provides the junction between the pelvic bone and the knee joint
. The femur plays an important role in motor legs
. Walking, running, jumping: it is essential to all these activities. Although very strong, the femur can however break during a violent shock. Depending on the extent of the fracture, surgery may be necessary. It may include a plate screwed to the bone.
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