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Encyclopedia > Intertrochanteric crest
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.)
Latin c. intertrochanterica
Gray's subject #59 246
Dorlands/Elsevier c_62/12266707

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. Image File history File links Gray243. ... The femur or thigh bone is the longest, most voluminous, and strongest bone of the human body. ... Image File history File links Gray343. ... Latin is an ancient Indo-European language originally spoken in Latium, the region immediately surrounding Rome. ... Elseviers logo. ... Bones of the Hip In anatomy, the hip is the bony projection of the femur, known as the greater trochanter, and the overlying muscle and fat. ... 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. ...


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