Failure of Sex to Predict the Size and Shape of the Knee

Blaha, J. David; Mancinelli, Corrie A.; Overgaard, Kristi A.
November 2009
Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, American Volume;Nov2009 Supplement 6, Vol. 91-A, p19
Academic Journal
The article discusses the study of sex-based differences in the shape of the distal part of the femur and of and male and female cadaveric femora. The study used sixty-five pairs of embalmed cadaveric femora from the anatomic collection at West Virginia University. The study found out that women have larger size of the lateral part of the knee than men. Difference between the aspect ratio of of male and female knees was not seen. The finding is confirmed by other studies


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