Trabecular pattern of proximal femur

The bundles of trabeculae in proximal femur are:

  • Primary compressive
  • Primary tensile
  • Secondary compressive
  • Secondary tensile

Ward’s traingle is an area of the femoral neck formed by the intersection of 3 bundles of trabeculae

  • primary compressive trabeculae medially
  • primary tensile and secondary compressive trabeculae laterally

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