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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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Plain radiographs revealed a lesser trochanter avulsion fracture with a 2-cm displacement (FIGURE 1).
5 cm distal to lesser trochanter or even more proximal fractures if the lesser trochanter is intact.
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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.
16) The stem canal filling ratio was calculated as the ratio of the diameter of the stem to that of the medullary canal of the femur at a point 1 cm distal to the lesser trochanter (proximal part) and at 3 cm proximal to the tip of the stem (distal part).
The lesser trochanter point was defined as most medial point of the lesser trochanter.
Another approach is outside the hip joint and inside the psoas bursa, closer to the lesser trochanter.
There was one case each involving the left iliac crest and lesser trochanter of left femur.
7) Regions of abnormal contact may exist between the greater trochanter, lesser trochanter, extracapsular femoral neck and the ilium or ischium.
To stabilize this crack, a 16-gauge doubled wire was passed around the femur, proximal to the lesser trochanter, and tightened into place (Figure 2(b)).
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The only prior literature describing strain of both the obturator internus and externus was seen on MRI after posterior hip dislocation and was associated with quadratus femoris strain, acetabular fracture and avulsion of the lesser trochanter (3).