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Francesco D’Errico, an archaeologist at the University of Bordeaux, described his team’s analysis of a 70,000-year-old hyena femur from the Les Pradelles site in France.
The pain came from my tibia slamming into my femur.
If a player suffers a non-contact bone bruise with a misstep (as Bradford appeared to do by video) the femur (upper bone) jams into the tibia (lower bone) un-dampened and causes periarticular bone bruise.
However, he was diagnosed with a cancerous tumour in his femur leg bone in November 2016 and was forced to retire from football in order to combat the cancer.
Total hip replacement, a surgical procedure in which the head of the femur and its socket are replaced, is one of the most common surgeries performed in the United State.
The victim was taken to St. Mary’s Hospital for treatment of a broken femur, a broken hip and a skull fracture and remained in the intensive-care unit Tuesday afternoon, police said.
Surgeons at Boston Children’s Hospital performed a partial hip replacement and removed a third of his femur, then launched Connor on a yearlong chemotherapy treatment.
Trapped in his crushed car, Bob could feel his broken femur sticking out from his hip.
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Origin and Etymology of femur
First Known Use: circa 1726See Words from the same year
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