Bony Landmarks Femur And Tibia

Proximal End Quadricep Tendon

The femur is the longest bone of the human body. It consists of a rounded proximal head that articulates with the acetabulum at the hip, a nearly cylindrical shaft, and a distal metaphysis that forms two large rounded condyles that articulate with the tibia. Forensic Medicine of the Lower Extremity Human Identification and Trauma Analysis Edited by J. Rich, D. E. Dean, and R. H. Powers The Humana Press Inc., Totowa, NJ Fig. 1. Anterior femur A Anterior view of the entire femur B The distal...

Forensically Significant Skeletal Anatomy

Nutrient Foramina

Dean, md Forensically significant cases are those in which remains are recovered that have come from humans who died violently or unexpectedly, or for which the cause of death or manner of death is potentially a legal or otherwise significant issue this may exclude very old or prehistoric remains . This text discusses the subset of forensically significant remains that are partially or completely decomposed, fragmented, or unidentified. This chapter is not...

Patterns of Torture and Terrorism

Physical beating is a widespread form of torture 56 . Palmatoria is a form of localized torture virtually unique to the small West African country Guinea-Bissau. Palmatoria involve repetitive blows by a slender rod to the shin, where the tibia lies closest beneath the skin. Ordinary radiographs of somewhat limited quality have shown a periosteal reaction, presumably as a result of subperiosteal hemorrhage and hematoma. Somewhat peculiar endosteal and medullary changes have also been seen Fig....