"The dotted line shows the course of the right femoral artery." — Blaisedell, 1904

Femoral artery

"The dotted line shows the course of the right femoral artery." — Blaisedell, 1904

Buttock and back of thigh. Labels: 1, gluteus maximus; 2, gluteus medius; 3, gluteal artery; 4, gluteus minimus; 5, nerve of obturator internus; 6, pyriformis; 7, pudic nerve; 8, small sciatic nerve; 9, great sacro-sciatic ligament; 10, obturator internus; 11, inferior gluteal nerve; 12, tendon obturator internus; 13, inferior pudenal nerve; 14, quadtratus femoris; 15, gracilis; 16, great sciatic nerve; 17, adductor magnus; 18, insertion gluteus maximus; 19, origin of semitendinosus and semimembranosus; 20; short head of biceps; 21, semimembranosus; 22, tendon of bicep; 23, tendon of semiteninosus; 24, short head of biceps; 21, semimembranosus; 22, tendon of biceps; 23, tendon of semitendinosus; 24, external popliteal nerve; 25, internal popliteal nerve; 26, communicans fibrelaris; 27, popliteal artery; 29, gastrocnemius; 31, external saphenous nerve.

Buttock and Thigh

Buttock and back of thigh. Labels: 1, gluteus maximus; 2, gluteus medius; 3, gluteal artery; 4, gluteus…

"The <em>femur</em>, or thigh bone, the largest and heaviest bone in the body, reaches from the hip to the knee. It has a rounded head, which fits into the cuplike cavity in the hip bone which has already been mentioned." &mdash; Blaisedell, 1904

Femur

"The femur, or thigh bone, the largest and heaviest bone in the body, reaches from the hip…

The anterior surface of the right femur.

Femur

The anterior surface of the right femur.

The posterior surface of the right femur.

Femur

The posterior surface of the right femur.

Muscles of the hip and thigh.

Muscles of the Hip and Thigh

Muscles of the hip and thigh.

"Argent, a leg erased at the midst of the thigh gules. ERASED. Signifies any thing torn or plucked off from the part to which nature affixed it; generally applied to the head and limbs of man or beast." -Hall, 1862

Leg Erased

"Argent, a leg erased at the midst of the thigh gules. ERASED. Signifies any thing torn or plucked off…

Deep muscles of the internal femoral region.

Deep Muscles of the Leg

Deep muscles of the internal femoral region.

Front of leg. Labels: 1, external popliteal nerve; 2, anterior tibial artery; 3, musculocutaneous nerve; 4, anterior tibial nerve; 5, peroneus longus; 6, tibialus anticus; 7, extensor longue digitorum; 8, anterior annula ligament; 9, peroneus brevis; 10, tendon of extensor propius pollicis; 11, extensor propius pollicis; 12, dorsal artery of foot; 13, musculo-cutaneous nerve; 14, tendon of tibanus anticus; 15, internal branch of musculo-cutaneous nerve; 16, cutaneou branch of anterior tibial nerve; 17, external branch of musculo-cutaneous nerve; 16, cutaneous branch of anterior tibial nerve; 17, external branch of musculo-cutaneous nerve; 19, deep branch of anterior tibial nerve; 21, external saphenous nerve; 23, extensor brevis digitorum.

Front of Leg

Front of leg. Labels: 1, external popliteal nerve; 2, anterior tibial artery; 3, musculocutaneous nerve;…

Transverse section of the thigh below the lesser trochanter. The femoral artery, vein, and nerve are seem in Hunter's canal.

Transverse Section of the Leg

Transverse section of the thigh below the lesser trochanter. The femoral artery, vein, and nerve are…

"Fig 34 - Bones of a bird's hind limb: from a duck, Clangula islandica. A, hip: B, knee: C, heel or ankle-joint; D, bases of toes. A to B, thigh or "second joint"; B to C, crus, leg proper, "drumstick," often wrongly called "thigh"; C to D, metatarsus, foot proper, corresponding to instep, or foot from ankle to bases of toes; in descriptive ornithology the tarsus; often called "shank" From D outward are the toes or digits. fm. femur; tb, tibia, principal (inner) bone of leg; fi, fibula, lesser (outer) bone of leg; mt, principal metatarsal bone, consisting chiefly of three fused metatarsal bones; am, accessory metatarsal, bearing 1t, first or hind toe, with two joints; 2t second toe, with three joints; 3t, third toe, with four joints; 4t, fourth toe, with five joints. At C there are in the embryo some small tarsal bones, not shown in the figure, uniting in part with the tibia, which is therefore a tibio-tarsus, in part with the metatarsus, which is therefore a tarso-metatarsus; the ankle-joint being therefore between two rows of tarsal bones, not, as it appears to be, directly between tibia and metatarsus." Elliot Coues, 1884

Bones of a Bird's Hind Limb

"Fig 34 - Bones of a bird's hind limb: from a duck, Clangula islandica. A, hip: B, knee: C, heel or…

The muscles of the thigh and haunch- left side; the external fascia being removed. Labels: a, tensor fasciae latae; b, gluteus externus; c, gluteus maximus; d, triceps abductor femoris; e, biceps rotator tibialis; f, part of adductor magnus.

Thigh and Haunch Muscles of a Horse

The muscles of the thigh and haunch- left side; the external fascia being removed. Labels: a, tensor…

Anterior tibial group of muscles of the right limb, seen from before and the outside. Labels: a, flexor metatarsi; a', tendonto the cuboid; and a", temdom to the metatarsus, from its funicular portion; a"', tendon of its fleshy portion, sending a straight slip to the metatarsus, and an oblique one to the cuneiform bone; b, extensor pedis; b', its tendon; c, peroneus; c', point where its tendon joins that of the extensor pedis; d, extensor pedis brevis; e, superior, and f, inferior thick portions of the annular ligament.

Horse Leg Muscles

Anterior tibial group of muscles of the right limb, seen from before and the outside. Labels: a, flexor…

"A Great Nerve (Crural) and its branches on the Front of the Thigh. The femoral artery with its cut end is shown." &mdash; Blaisedell, 1904

Great nerve

"A Great Nerve (Crural) and its branches on the Front of the Thigh. The femoral artery with its cut…

Diagram showing the position of the pelvic and thigh bones in back view in the male and female.

Position of the Pelvic and Thigh Bones in the Male and Female

Diagram showing the position of the pelvic and thigh bones in back view in the male and female.

Left thigh-muscle of a rail.

Rail Thigh

Left thigh-muscle of a rail.

The muscles of the rear thigh. 1, fifth lumbar vertebra; 2, ilio-lumbar ligament; 3, crest of ilium; 4, anterior superior spinous process; 5, origin of fascia femoris; 6, gluteus medino; 7, its lower and anterior portion; 8, pyriformis; 9, gemini; 10, trochanter major; 11, insertion gluteus medius; 12, quadratus femoris; 13, adductor magnus; 14, insertion gluteus maximus; 15, vastus extensus; 16, long head biceps; 17, semimembranous; 18, semitendinosus; 19, tuber ischii; 20, obturator internus; 21, point of coccyx; 22, posterior coccygeal ligament; 23, 24, great sacro-sciatic ligament; 25, posterior superior spinous process; 26, posterior sacro-iliiac ligaments.

Rear Thigh Muscles

The muscles of the rear thigh. 1, fifth lumbar vertebra; 2, ilio-lumbar ligament; 3, crest of ilium;…

Rear view of the thigh bone.

Rear View of the Thigh Bone

Rear view of the thigh bone.

Section through the lower third of the thigh, five inches above knee joint.

Cross Section Through Thigh Five Inches Above Knee Joint

Section through the lower third of the thigh, five inches above knee joint.

Section through right thigh, four inches above knee joint.

Cross Section Through Thigh Four Inches Above Knee Joint

Section through right thigh, four inches above knee joint.

"Some of the Larger Muscles on the back of the Thigh. Powerful tendons at the hip and on the back of the knee are well shown." &mdash; Blaisedell, 1904

Thigh muscles

"Some of the Larger Muscles on the back of the Thigh. Powerful tendons at the hip and on the back of…

The posterior surface of the thigh with superficial muscles removed.

Thigh Muscles

The posterior surface of the thigh with superficial muscles removed.

The muscles of the back of the thigh.

Back Thigh Muscles

The muscles of the back of the thigh.

Superficial muscles of the right thigh, anterior view.

Anterior View of the Superficial Muscles of the Thigh

Superficial muscles of the right thigh, anterior view.

Arteries of the thigh. Labels: 1, aorta; 2, common iliac; 3, external iliac; 4, epigastric; 5, circumflex iliac; 6, internal iliac; 7, ilio-lumbar; 8, gluteal; 9, obturator; 10, lateral sacral; 11, vesical arteries; 12, middle hemorrhoidal; 13, internal pudic; 14, ischiatic; 15, femoral; 16, foramen for femoral; 17, profunda; 18, internal circumflex.

Arteries of the Thigh

Arteries of the thigh. Labels: 1, aorta; 2, common iliac; 3, external iliac; 4, epigastric; 5, circumflex…

Section through the lower third of the right thigh.

Cross Section Through Lower Third of Thigh

Section through the lower third of the right thigh.

Section through the middle of the right thigh.

Cross Section Through Middle of Thigh

Section through the middle of the right thigh.

Section through the middle third of the right thigh.

Cross Section Through Middle Third of Thigh

Section through the middle third of the right thigh.

Section through the upper third of the right thigh.

Cross Section Through Upper Third of Thigh

Section through the upper third of the right thigh.

Superficial muscles of the right thigh, lateral view.

Lateral View of the Superficial Muscles of the Thigh

Superficial muscles of the right thigh, lateral view.

Muscles of the thigh.

Muscles of the Thigh

Muscles of the thigh.

Nerves of the thigh. Labels: 1, gangliated cord of sympathetic; 2, third lumbar nerve; 3, branches to iliacus internus; 4, fourth lumbar nerve; 5, anterior crural nerve; 6, lumbosacral nerve; 7, branch to psoas; 8, obturator nerve; 9, external cutaneous nerve (cut); 10, nerve to pectineus; 11, superficial division of obturator nerve; 13, 13, sartorius muscle; 14, 14, adductor longus; 15, branch to rectus; 16, deep division of obturator nerve; 17, branches to vastus externus and crureus; 18, adductor brevis; 19, branch to vastus internus; 20, adductor magnus; 21, vastus externus; 22, 22, internal saphenous nerve; 23, rectus femoris; 24, pattelar branch of saphenous nerve; 25, vastus internus; 26, gracilis.

Nerves of the Thigh

Nerves of the thigh. Labels: 1, gangliated cord of sympathetic; 2, third lumbar nerve; 3, branches to…

Superficial muscles of the right thigh, posterior view.

Posterior View of the Superficial Muscles of the Thigh

Superficial muscles of the right thigh, posterior view.

Section through thigh at the level of the upper part of Hunter's Canal.

Section Through Thigh

Section through thigh at the level of the upper part of Hunter's Canal.

Section through thigh immediately above the patella.

Section Through Thigh

Section through thigh immediately above the patella.

Transverse section of the thigh.

Transverse Section Through Thigh

Transverse section of the thigh.