Chapter 5e: The Skeletal System. Bones of the Lower Limbs. The thigh has one bone Femur The heaviest, strongest bone in the body Carries total weight when erect Trochanter – muscle attachment Patellar surface Articulates with tibia. Figure 5.24a–b. Bones of the Lower Limbs.
The interosseousmembrane allows impact to either bone to be distributed across the area, and limits the risk of fractures.