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Ligament of the head of the femur in the orangutan and Indian elephant.

Crelin ES - Yale J Biol Med (1988 Sep-Oct)

Bottom Line: A literature search revealed that for over 100 years there has been a consensus that the ligament of the head of the femur (LHF) is absent in the orangutan and elephant.A dissection of the hip joints of an adult orangutan and an adult Indian elephant exposed, in each joint, a robust LHF that is functionally important.These LHFs are easily overlooked during a cursory examination of the hip joints because of the way they differ from the human LHF.

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Affiliation: Department of Surgery, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut 06510.

ABSTRACT
A literature search revealed that for over 100 years there has been a consensus that the ligament of the head of the femur (LHF) is absent in the orangutan and elephant. A dissection of the hip joints of an adult orangutan and an adult Indian elephant exposed, in each joint, a robust LHF that is functionally important. These LHFs are easily overlooked during a cursory examination of the hip joints because of the way they differ from the human LHF.

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Ligament of the head of the femur in the orangutan and Indian elephant.

Crelin ES - Yale J Biol Med (1988 Sep-Oct)

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Related In: Results  -  Collection

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Bottom Line: A literature search revealed that for over 100 years there has been a consensus that the ligament of the head of the femur (LHF) is absent in the orangutan and elephant.A dissection of the hip joints of an adult orangutan and an adult Indian elephant exposed, in each joint, a robust LHF that is functionally important.These LHFs are easily overlooked during a cursory examination of the hip joints because of the way they differ from the human LHF.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Surgery, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut 06510.

ABSTRACT
A literature search revealed that for over 100 years there has been a consensus that the ligament of the head of the femur (LHF) is absent in the orangutan and elephant. A dissection of the hip joints of an adult orangutan and an adult Indian elephant exposed, in each joint, a robust LHF that is functionally important. These LHFs are easily overlooked during a cursory examination of the hip joints because of the way they differ from the human LHF.

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