Lesser trochanter

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Bone: Lesser trochanter
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Left hip-joint, opened by removing the floor of the acetabulum from within the pelvis.
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Upper extremity of right femur viewed from behind and above.
Latin trochanter minor
Gray's subject #59 245
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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
  • 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.

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This article was originally based on an entry from a public domain edition of Gray's Anatomy. As such, some of the information contained herein may be outdated. Please edit the article if this is the case, and feel free to remove this notice when it is no longer relevant.



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