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Encyclopedia > Trochanteric fossa
Trochanteric fossa
Upper extremity of right femur viewed from behind and above. (Trochanteric fossa labeled in dark portion near center right.)
Latin f. trochanterica
Gray's subject #59 244
Dorlands/Elsevier f_14/12376822

The medial surface of the Upper extremity of femur, of much less extent than the lateral, presents at its base a deep depression, the trochanteric fossa (digital fossa), for the insertion of the tendon of the Obturator externus, and above and in front of this an impression for the insertion of the Obturator internus and Gemelli. Image File history File links Gray243. ... The femur or thigh bone is the longest, most voluminous, and strongest bone of the human body. ... Latin is an ancient Indo-European language originally spoken in Latium, the region immediately surrounding Rome. ... Elseviers logo. ... The Obturator externus muscle is a muscle of the human body. ... The obturator internus muscle originates on the medial surface of the obturator membrane, the ischium near the membrane, and the rim of the pubis. ... Gemelli is a pasta in the shape of a spiral tube. ...


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 As such, some of the information contained herein may be outdated.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. The public domain comprises the body of all creative works and other knowledge—writing, artwork, music, science, inventions, and others—in which no person or organization has any proprietary interest. ... An illustration from the 1918 edition Henry Grays Anatomy of the Human Body, commonly known as Grays Anatomy, is an anatomy textbook widely regarded as a classic work on human anatomy. ...


 
 

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