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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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We obtained the forearm images from CBCT and quantified RAFC from cross-sectional images to investigate the correlations with hip bone BMDs: total femur, femoral neck, femoral trochanter, femoral inter-trochanter and femoral ward's triangle, which BMD values were measured by DXA (Discovery-W scanner, Hologic Inc.
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2009) to describe the mediolateral and superior-inferior relationships between the NEP for each muscle and bony landmarks; a line joining the pubic tubercle and the greater trochanter of the femur was designated as the horizontal reference line (H); a line joining the pubic tubercle and the medial epicondyle of the femur was designated as the longitudinal reference line (L) (Fig.
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For patients with intertrochanteric fractures, long-stem prostheses (cemented or uncemented depending on bone density and morphology of medullary cavity) were used if it was noted during the surgery that calcar femorale or lesser trochanter fracture was present, and that medial femur could not support the prosthesis sufficiently (Fig.
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the distance from most prominent point on the lateral surface of the greater trochanter (GT) to the centre of fovea of the head of femur (Fig.
The lesser trochanter point was defined as most medial point of the lesser trochanter.
The examiner stood facing the patient, palpated the greater trochanter of the femur, and asked she/he to repeatedly extend and flex the affected knee slowly [Figure 1]a.
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BMD was measured by DEXA on specific anatomic sites: the lumbar spine (L1-L4), allowing the evaluation of trabecular bone tissue, and the hips (femoral neck, trochanter and Ward's area) allowing the assessment of the cortical bone tissue.