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tro·chan·ter

 (trō-kăn′tər)
n.
1. Any of several bony processes on the upper part of the femur of many vertebrates.
2. The second proximal segment of the leg of an insect.

[New Latin, from Greek trokhantēr, ball of the hip joint, from trekhein, to run.]

tro·chan′ter·al, tro′chan·ter′ic (trō′kən-tĕr′ĭk, -kăn-) adj.

trochanter

(trəʊˈkæntə)
n
1. (Anatomy) any of several processes on the upper part of the vertebrate femur, to which muscles are attached
2. (Zoology) the third segment of an insect's leg
[C17: via French from Greek trokhantēr, from trekhein to run]

tro•chan•ter

(troʊˈkæn tər)

n.
1. (in humans) either of two knobs at the top of the femur that serve for the attachment of muscles between the thigh and pelvis.
2. (in other vertebrates) any of two or more similar knobs at the top of the femur.
3. the second segment of an insect leg, between the coxa and femur.
[1605–15; < New Latin < Greek trochantḗr; akin to trochós wheel]
tro`chan•ter′ic (-kənˈtɛr ɪk) tro•chan′ter•al, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.trochanter - one of the bony prominences developed near the upper extremity of the femur to which muscles are attachedtrochanter - one of the bony prominences developed near the upper extremity of the femur to which muscles are attached
appendage, outgrowth, process - a natural prolongation or projection from a part of an organism either animal or plant; "a bony process"
femoris, femur, thighbone - the longest and thickest bone of the human skeleton; extends from the pelvis to the knee
Translations

tro·chan·ter

n. trocánter, una de las dos prominencias exteriores localizadas bajo el cuello del fémur;
greater ______ mayor;
lesser ______ menor.

trochanter

n trocánter m
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Access to the peritrochanteric space affords the surgeon with access to pathology associated with the greater trochanter, iliotibial band, trochanteric bursa, sciatic nerve, short external-rotators, iliopsoas tendon, and the gluteus medius and minimus tendon attachments.
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Fractured greater trochanter could induce the combination of severe osteoporosis, the stress riser effect of the big hole over the proximal part of the lateral cortex, and thus weaken the bone when the compression hip screw was removed, and incomplete healing of the previous fracture line.
Each subject's leg was measured from the greater trochanter to the lateral malleolus and this distance was marked on the floor.
Length of the femur, distance between the nutrient foramina and the superior border of the greater trochanter and lateromedial diameters and anteroposterior of the femur at the level of the diaphyseal nutrient foramina, in 50 bones of adults subjects, of both sexes from the Museum of Anatomy of the Faculty of Medicine of the Universidad de La Frontera, Chile.
As the ITB complex traveled over the greater trochanter, an audible and palpable click was discovered.
2] levels measured at the greater trochanter during the operation are illustrated for two subjects (Figures 3 and 4).
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A small incision was made under the base of the greater trochanter and manipulation of the proximal femur with a Lambotte forceps without opening the hip joint was successful in reducing the dislocation.
Intertrochanteric region is defined as the region in proximal femur lying between greater trochanter and lesser trochanter is [4,5]--(1) At junction of cortical & cancellous bone (2) High stress concentration on medial border.

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