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Encyclopedia > Tubercle of the femur
Tubercle of the femur
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. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (467x1253, 48 KB) Source Originally from en. ... The femur or thigh bone is the longest, most voluminous, and strongest bone of the human body. ... 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 gluteus minimus, the smallest of the three gluteal muscles, is placed immediately beneath the gluteus maximus. ... The Vastus lateralis 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. ...


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