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Digital-image analysis of the femoral shaft/neck angle in human foetuses.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  14655130     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Measurements were made of the femoral shaft/neck angle (CCD angle) in 106 human foetuses, aged from 16 to 38 hbd, using a "FEM-GEO_03" computer program. The values of the CCD angle in the group under examination were: mean = 140.48 degrees, SD = 6.95 degrees, max = 157.90 degrees, min = 113.93 degrees. No significant differences were found in CCD angle size between male and female foetuses or between left and right bones. Dispersion analysis showed a decrease in the CCD angle during foetal development, which suggests that adaptation to a vertical position and bipedal gait starts during pregnancy and is manifest as an inborn feature.
Andrzej M Bulandra; Jerzy S Gielecki; Iwona Leciejewska; Piotr Karaszewski; Dominik Sieroń
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Folia morphologica     Volume:  62     ISSN:  0015-5659     ISO Abbreviation:  Folia Morphol. (Warsz)     Publication Date:  2003 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-12-05     Completed Date:  2004-01-14     Revised Date:  2006-06-23    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0374620     Medline TA:  Folia Morphol (Warsz)     Country:  Poland    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  415-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Human Anatomy, Silesian Medical University, Katowice, Poland.
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MeSH Terms
Femur Head / embryology*
Femur Neck / embryology*
Gestational Age
Hip Joint / embryology*
Image Processing, Computer-Assisted / methods*
Sex Distribution

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