Document Detail

Brief communication: the popliteal sesamoid bone (cyamella) in primates.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1736668     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A study of 246 adult nonhuman primates belonging to 34 genera indicates that a popliteal sesamoid bone is always present in the tendon of the popliteus muscle in Prosimii and Callitrichidae. The bone occurs only variably in Atelidae and Pongo, and is usually absent in Gorilla. The bone is absent, or very rare, in Cebus, Cercopithecidae, Hylobatidae, Pan, and humans. When the bone is present, it articulates with the posterior part of the articular surface of the lateral condyle of the tibia, and lies very close to the head of the fibula, at the angulated part of the popliteal tendon, near the tendomuscular junction. The presence of the popliteal sesamoid bone in primates is a primitive character.
J M Le Minor
Related Documents :
14982348 - Effect of twisting hamstring tendon grafts on strength and joint laxity through the ran...
10509688 - Checkrein deformity--an unusual complication associated with a closed salter-harris typ...
8024688 - Mri of trauma and sports-related injuries of tendons and ligaments. part i: spine and u...
8536018 - Morphometry of the semitendinosus and gracilis tendons with application to anterior cru...
19513888 - External fixation compared to intramedullary nailing of tibial fractures in the rat.
19694448 - Nanomechanical heterogeneity in the gap and overlap regions of type i collagen fibrils ...
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of physical anthropology     Volume:  87     ISSN:  0002-9483     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Phys. Anthropol.     Publication Date:  1992 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-03-09     Completed Date:  1992-03-09     Revised Date:  2003-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0400654     Medline TA:  Am J Phys Anthropol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  107-10     Citation Subset:  IM    
Institut d'Anatomie Normale, Faculté de Médecine, Strasbourg, France.
Export Citation:
APA/MLA Format     Download EndNote     Download BibTex
MeSH Terms
Cebidae / anatomy & histology
Cercopithecidae / anatomy & histology
Haplorhini / anatomy & histology
Knee Joint / anatomy & histology*
Primates / anatomy & histology*
Sesamoid Bones / anatomy & histology*
Strepsirhini / anatomy & histology

From MEDLINE®/PubMed®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

Previous Document:  Cranial capacity evolution in Homo erectus and early Homo sapiens.
Next Document:  Brief communication: histological age estimation using rib and clavicle.