MORPHOLOGICAL AND MORPHOMETRIC STUDY OF TIBIAL NUTRIENT FORAMEN
English

Narinder Singh, Rachna Magotra, Arban Kumar, Ashwani Kumar Sharma
2015 Journal of Evolution of Medical and Dental Sciences  
The present study was conducted in Department of Anatomy, Government Medical College Jammu. Material for the study comprised of seventy adult dry Tibiae, of unknown sex, available in the Department of Anatomy .Bones were labelled from 1 to 70.The number and direction of nutrient foramina on the posterior surface of the shaft was noted and counted. The situation of nutrient foramina in relation to the length of tibiae and in relation to vertical line on posterior surface was observed. The
more » ... bserved. The distance of nutrient foramen from the upper and lower end of tibia was measured. It was observed that in most of the bones there was a single nutrient foramen, directed downwards, which was present on the upper half of Tibia. It was present lateral to the vertical line on posterior surface of tibia. The mean distance of nutrient foramina from the upper end of tibia and from the lower end of tibia was more on the right side. The present study gains clinical significance as consistent position of the nutrient foramen is of importance in fractures involving upper third of Tibia through nutrient canal, which disrupts the blood supply to the shaft. This invariably results in delayed union.
doi:10.14260/jemds/2015/930 fatcat:5fury64z6vblzpa4dbk7lrpbbi