|Bone: Fovea capitis femoris|
|Upper extremity of right femur viewed from behind and above. (Fovea capitis labeled at upper left.)|
|Left hip-joint, opened by removing the floor of the acetabulum from within the pelvis. (Fovea capitis labeled at center right.)|
|Latin||fovea capitis femoris|
|Gray's||subject #59 243|
The surface of the head of the femur is smooth, coated with cartilage in the fresh state, except over an ovoid depression, the fovea of head of femur, which is situated a little below and behind the center of the head, and gives attachment to the ligamentum teres.
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