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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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As the greater trochanter becomes displaced posteriorly and the neck shaft angle decreases, the abductor lever arm becomes oriented more transversely.
For example, the peak interface pressures for one patient upon being turned to the left from a supine position increased nearly threefold due to shifting of the patient's body weight directly over the greater trochanter (Figure 1).
Each subject descended to the parallel position which was attained when the greater trochanter of the femur reached the same level as the knee.
The posterosuperior border of the greater trochanter becomes visible, at least palpable, with internal rotation of the extended hip and careful dissection of the gliding tissue over the trochanter.
Retro-reflective markers were placed on the sacrum and bilaterally over the anterior superior iliac spine (ASIS), greater trochanter, thigh, lateral femoral epicondyle, medial femoral epicondyle, shank, lateral malleolus, medial malleolus, second metatarsal head, and posterior aspect of the heel.
Patients had an ultrasonic transducer [W-40 microphone; Physical Acoustics Corporation (PAC), Princeton Junction, New Jersey] attached to their skin over the greater trochanter with a 3M Tegaderm[TM] hypoallergenic transparent dressing using a standard acoustic coupling gel layer on the microphone face to improve skin contact.
Femoral length was the distance between the superior greater trochanter and most distal aspect of the lateral femoral epicondyles (Ganley and Powers, 2004).
Access to the peritrochanteric space is achieved by redirecting the anterior portal between the greater trochanteric bursa and the iliotibial band or creating an accessory portal between the tip of the greater trochanter and the vastus ridge.
Sixteen markers were placed on the right and left superior aspects of the scapular acromion process, styloid process of ulna, ulnar styloid, proximal interphalangeal joint of the third finger, greater trochanter, later condyle of the tibia, lateral maleolus, and fifth metatarsal according to Dempsters' segment parameters (Winter, 2005).
The fracture of the greater trochanter was identified, and the femoral head was visualized.
Markers were attached to six anatomical landmarks on both sides of the body; greater tubercle of humerus, greater trochanter, anterior superior illiac spine, lateral femoral epicondyles, lateral malleolus and lateral aspect of fifth metatarsal.

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