Antique medical real human leg and arm bones with half pelvis


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This is a partial skeleton that came with a collection from a medical college. This is all that remains of a medically prepared half skeleton. It comprises leg bones of femur, fibula and tibia, arm bones of humerus, ulna and radius and half a pelvis.

The fibula has been pinned to the tibia and the femur show a physeal fracture of the distal femur. This seems to be where the growth end of the femur has not fully fused and has subsequently separated. 

The bones have all had a coat of varnish, probably quite a long time ago. This was often done to prevent the bones from becoming friable and crumbling with age. Overall, the bones are in pretty good condition.

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