Definitions for "Femoral neck"
Keywords:  femur, fractures, thigh, hip, thighbone
A primary site of hip fracture; the portion of the femur between the femoral head and the shaft. [See: Fluoride-Induced Bone Fractures in Human Clinical Trials
The section of bone to the upper thigh bone or femur that connects the longest portion of the thigh bone to the femoral head. This is a frequent site of fractures in older patients who fall and ‘break their hips'.
supports the femoral head and gives the femur leverage.