Intertrochanteric crest

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Bone: Intertrochanteric crest
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Upper extremity of right femur viewed from behind and above. (Intertrochanteric crest labeled at right.)
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Capsule of hip-joint (distended). Posterior aspect. (Intertrochanteric crest labeled at bottom right.)
Latin c. intertrochanterica
Gray's subject #59 246
Dorlands
/ Elsevier
    
c_62/12266707

Running obliquely downward and medialward from the summit of the greater trochanter on the posterior surface of the neck is a prominent ridge, the intertrochanteric crest. Its upper half forms the posterior border of the greater trochanter, and its lower half runs downward and medialward to the lesser trochanter.

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