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Vol 62, No 4 (2003)
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Published online: 2003-09-05
Submitted: 2012-02-06
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Digital-image analysis of the femoral shaft/neck angle in human foetuses

Andrzej M. Bulandra, Jerzy S. Gielecki, Iwona Leciejewska, Piotr Karaszewski, Dominik Sieroń
Folia Morphol 2003;62(4):415-417.

open access

Vol 62, No 4 (2003)
Abstracts
Published online: 2003-09-05
Submitted: 2012-02-06

Abstract

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°, SD = 6.95°, max = 157.90°, min = 113.93°. 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.

Abstract

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°, SD = 6.95°, max = 157.90°, min = 113.93°. 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.
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Keywords

femur; development; measurement; foetus

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Title

Digital-image analysis of the femoral shaft/neck angle in human foetuses

Journal

Folia Morphologica

Issue

Vol 62, No 4 (2003)

Pages

415-417

Published online

2003-09-05

Bibliographic record

Folia Morphol 2003;62(4):415-417.

Keywords

femur
development
measurement
foetus

Authors

Andrzej M. Bulandra
Jerzy S. Gielecki
Iwona Leciejewska
Piotr Karaszewski
Dominik Sieroń

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