Thigh

In human anatomy, the thigh is the area between the hip (pelvis) and the knee. Anatomically, it is part of the lower limb.[1]

Thigh
Cross-section of the thigh showing muscles and bone (latin terminology).
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Latinfemur
MeSHD013848
TA98A01.1.00.035
TA2160
FMA24967
Anatomical terminology

The single bone in the thigh is called the femur. This bone is very thick and strong (due to the high proportion of bone tissue), and forms a ball and socket joint at the hip, and a modified hinge joint at the knee.[2]


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