Fovea capitis femoris

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Bone: Fovea capitis femoris
Upper extremity of right femur viewed from behind and above. (Fovea capitis labeled at upper left.)
Left hip-joint, opened by removing the floor of the acetabulum from within the pelvis. (Fovea capitis labeled at center right.)
Gray's subject #59 243
/ Elsevier

The surface of the head of the femur is smooth, coated with cartilage in the fresh state, except over an ovoid depression, the fovea capitis femoris, which is situated a little below and behind the center of the head, and gives attachment to the ligamentum teres.

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