|Bone: Lesser trochanter|
|Left hip-joint, opened by removing the floor of the acetabulum from within the pelvis.|
|Upper extremity of right femur viewed from behind and above.|
|Gray's||subject #59 245|
The lesser trochanter (small trochanter) of the femur is a conical eminence, which varies in size in different subjects
It projects from the lower and back part of the base of the neck.
From its apex three well-marked borders extend:
- two of these are above
- a medial continuous with the lower border of the neck
- a lateral with the intertrochanteric crest
- the inferior border is continuous with the middle division of the linea aspera
The summit of the trochanter is rough, and gives insertion to the tendon of the Psoas major.
- SUNY Figs 13:01-11
- Norman/Georgetown lljoints (hipjointanterior, hipjointposterior)
- Lesser+trochanter at eMedicine Dictionary
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