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Indian Journal of Clinical Anatomy and Physiology


Study of Morphometric Variations in the Nutrient Foramina of Fibula in Central Rajasthan


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Author Details: Manish Dev Sharma, Anjana Mathur, Ashok Kumar Nagar, Ranjana Barjatiya, Praveen Chauhan, Sushila She

Volume : 3

Issue : 1

Online ISSN : 2394-2126

Print ISSN : 2394-2118

Article First Page : 65

Article End Page : 71


Abstract

The fibula is located lateral to the tibia in the leg. The fibula is the bone of choice for grafting and to reconstruct large defects after tumor resection, because of its length, biomechanical stability, limited donor site morbidity and predictable vascular pedicle. The objectives of the study are: (1) To locate and describe the position, number & direction of nutrient foramina of fibula. (2) To observe any variations in location, position and number of nutrient foramina of fibula in the present study, observations will be made on the 150 adult dry human fibulae. Variations in the number, location and distribution of nutrient foramen will be observed, analysed and compared with earlier studies by various authors. Variation in the number of nutrient foramen will be accounted. Position of Nutrient foramen will be frequently noted.
The present study showed 13.5% variation in number of nutrient foramen. Accurate anatomical knowledge about the location and distribution of nutrient foramen is useful for orthopedic and plastic surgeons in planning the vascularised fibular graft at middle third of the shaft.

Keywords: Fibula, Foraminal Index, Nutrient foramen, Vascularised fibular graft