Posted on Mon, Jun 17, 2013 @ 11:02 AM by Courtney Smith
The femur is an awesome bone—and not just because it has a cool name.
1. The femur is the longest bone in the body.
2. The femur is a weight-bearing bone.
3. The greater trochanter provides leverage for gluteal muscles and other muscles that rotate the thigh.
4. The medial femoral condyle bears more weight due to the center of gravity being medial to the knee.
5. Being a long bone, the femur contains both red and yellow marrow.
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