|Bone: Intertrochanteric crest|
|Upper extremity of right femur viewed from behind and above. (Intertrochanteric crest labeled at right.)|
|Capsule of hip-joint (distended). Posterior aspect. (Intertrochanteric crest labeled at bottom right.)|
|Gray's||subject #59 246|
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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