(Chapter 30) Footnote 32:
De fracturis 20.1ff.: “the thigh-bone is curved outwards rather than inwards, and to the front rather than to the back, so it gets distorted in these directions if not skilfully treated.” Loeb trans. by E.T. Withington. Hippocrates speaks of the “disgrace” (19.9 ai)sxu/nh) that can affect a patient whose mis-set femur has resulted in a shortened leg. So great was the Greek concern with bodily symmetry. See Garland 1995. Cf. De articulis 53; the statements that follow about the outward positioning on the femur are paraphrased from Galen De usu partium 3.211.6ff. (May 1968, p. 175).