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Pay-per-view: ICD-10-CM anatomy refresher for the femur

APCs Insider, April 25, 2014

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The femur, or thigh bone, is the longest bone in the body. The lower end joins with the tibia at the lateral condyle to form the knee joint. Near the knee, the abductor tubercle connects the femur to the tendon of abductor magnus. Above the shaft of the femur, which is angled inward slightly to bring the knee under the body, is the head at the upper end.
 
The head of the femur is ball-shaped and articulates with the acetabulum to form the hip joint. The upper part of the femur also includes two bony protrusions, the greater and lesser trochanter, which connect to gluteal and psoas muscles, respectively.
 
Continue reading ICD-10-CM anatomy refresher: Femur on HCPro’s website. Subscribers to Briefings on APCs have free access to this article in the April issue.



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