Indian Journal of Clinical Anatomy and Physiology


ANATOMY OF NUTRIENT FORAMEN OF TIBIA – A STUDY FROM GUJARAT REGION


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Author Details: Chirag R Vadhel, Manoj M Kulkarni, Achleshwar R Gandotra

Volume : 2

Issue : 1

Online ISSN : 2394-2126

Print ISSN : 2394-2118

Article First Page : 6

Article End Page : 10


Abstract

Background: Preservation of vascularity of tibia is of paramount significance during its surgical interventions. Lack of studies from Gujarat region on nutrient foramen of tibia prompted authors to undertake this study.
Material & Methods: 188 dry tibias from tertiary care hospital of Gujarat were examined for nutrient foramina location, number, direction & its relation to other bony landmark.
Results: Single nutrient foramen directed downwards was the rule. The location of nutrient foramen closely resembled with the data of previous similar studies done in other parts of the world.
Conclusion: The present study generated database for nutrient foramen of tibia from Gujarat region. This can be utilized by surgeons to preserve nutrient artery during operations for fracture repair, tumor and bone grafts involving tibia.

Key words: bone graft, fracture repair, nutrient artery, nutrient foramen, tibia, vascularity.

Doi No:-10.18231