Online ISSN: 2515-8260

Keywords : Morphological study

Morphological Study of Nutrient Foramina of Human Fibulae

Pooja Pareek, Hari Narayan Yadav, Rajeshree N. Dange

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2023, Volume 10, Issue 1, Pages 3072-3076

Nutrient artery enters the bone obliquely through the nutrient foramen, which is directed away as a rule from the growing end. Aim & Objective- To locate and describe as well as to observe any variation in the number and position of nutrient foramen of fibulae. Material and Methods- Present study was done on 107 human dried fibulae collected from Krishna Mohan Medical College & Hospital, Mathura. In this study we used magnified hand lens and a thin stiff wire to confirm the number and direction of nutrient foramen. Results- Out of 107 fibulae examined, 88(82.24%) showed a single foramen while 17(15.88%) possessed double foramina and 2(1.86%) are having no nutrient foramen of the total 122 foramina, 115(94.26%) existed in the middle third, 5(4.09%) in upper third and 2(1.63%) were in the lower third of the shaft. Conclusion- This study has provided information on the morphology and topography of nutrient foramen of fibulae. This knowledge of nutrient foramen is useful in certain surgical procedure to preserve circulation