Tubercle of the femur

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Bone: Tubercle of the femur
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Right femur. Anterior surface. (Tubercle labeled at upper right.)
Gray's subject #59 245

A prominence, of variable size, occurs at the junction of the upper part of the neck with the greater trochanter, and is called the tubercle of the femur; it is the point of meeting of five muscles: the Gluteus minimus laterally, the Vastus lateralis below, and the tendon of the Obturator internus and two Gemelli above.

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