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An engineer calculated such fractures to the femurs, the longest and strongest bones in the human body, would have taken more than 1,000 pounds of force.
The bones that made the difference seemed to be the bones of the hand and wrist (phalanges, metacarpals, and carpals), the lower arm (radius and ulna), ankles (tarsals), and parts of the leg (femur and fibula, but oddly not the tibia).
The resident was taken to a hospital and diagnosed with a right femur fracture.
While hiking the Castle Rock Trail in Colorado Saturday with his 13-year-old grandson, Eli, Smoker reportedly fell about 20 feet breaking his neck, femur, pelvis and nine ribs.
The 72-year-old man had a broken femur and pelvis, internal bleeding, bleeding on the brain, nine broken ribs and a broken neck, according to McCaffrey.
Long bones like the femur can help give the stature, and, if the remains are from an adult, the pelvic bone will show whether the body is male or female.
At the end of 2017, she was being treated for cancer in her femur and lung.
Further remains taken from the grate of a barbecue pit contained femur bones, knee caps and pieces of arm, leg, hand and feet bones, mixed in with wood.
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FEMUR Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of femur for English Language Learners
medical : the long bone in the upper part of the leg
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