Linea quadrata

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Bone: Linea quadrata
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Upper extremity of right femur viewed from behind and above.
Gray's subject #59 246
Dorlands
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A slight ridge is sometimes seen commencing about the middle of the intertrochanteric crest, and reaching vertically downward for about 5 cm. along the back part of the body: it is called the linea quadrata (or quadrate line), and gives attachment to the Quadratus femoris and a few fibers of the Adductor magnus.

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