A STUDY OF ULNAR DIAPHYSIAL NUTRIENT FORAMINA IN NORTH INDIAN POPULATION WITH ITS CLINICO-ANATOMICAL CO-RELATION
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2021, Volume 8, Issue 4, Pages 1077-1085
Abstract: Nutrient foramen is a natural orifice into the diaphysis of a bone connecting an oblique conduit (nutrient canal) carrying a nutrient artery and nerves to the medullary cavity. This is the major blood supply during the growing period and in the initial stages of ossification. The knowledge of the topography of nutrient foramen helps the surgeons for more accurate management in the case of fractures, dislocation, tumour resections, and selection of the section of bone for bone grafts and minimizing the vascular insult which may lead to non-union or delayed healing.
Aims: The goal of this study is to determine the number, direction, position, and distance of NF in the North Indian population from the proximal end of the completely ossified ulna, as well as to analyse its clinico-anatomical relationships.
Material and Methods: The current research was performed on 100 Ulna bones from the Department of Anatomy, Government Medical College Amritsar, Punjab, of unknown age and sex.
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