greater trochanter


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great·er tro·chan·ter

[TA]
a strong process at the proximal and lateral part of the shaft of the femur, overhanging the root of the neck; it gives attachment to the gluteus medius and minimus, piriformis, obturator internus and externus, and gemelli muscles.
Synonym(s): trochanter major [TA]

greater trochanter

n.
A strong process overhanging the root of the neck of the femur, giving attachment to the middle and least gluteal muscles as well as other muscles that control thigh movement.

greater trochanter

a large projection of the femur, to which are attached various muscles, including the gluteus medius, gluteus maximus, and obturator internus. The greater trochanter projects from the angle formed by the neck and body of the femur.

great·er tro·chan·ter

(grā'tĕr trō-kan'tĕr)
A strong process at the proximal and lateral part of the shaft of the femur, overhanging the root of the neck; it gives attachment to the gluteus medius and minimus, piriformis, obturator internus and externus, and gemelli muscles.
Synonym(s): trochanter major [TA] .

trochanter major

; greater trochanter bony prominence adjacent to root of neck of femur, palpable at lateral aspect of hip joint
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Proximal femoral osteotomies have been used in the treatment of hip dysplasia for approximately a century with a varus osteotomy to correct the coax valga and a distal transfer of the greater trochanter to correct for trochanteric overgrowth.
21) This incision differs from those of the previous study in that it is centered on a point 2 cm distal to the tip of the greater trochanter and extends 3 cm proximal and distal to this point (proximal half is angled 30[degrees] posterior to the long axis of the femur and the distal half is 30[degrees] anterior).
The action of the abductors and tensor fascia lata was simulated with cables attached to the greater trochanter (Fig.
In addition, Coventry (57) reported that the rate of instability for patients with a non-union of the greater trochanter was 17%.
Starting holes were first drilled in either the greater trochanter or piriformis fossa, as appropriate for each nail (Fig.
A larger study in which all measurements are taken in a specifically documented manner, including the greater trochanter is desirable for our evidence base.
The superficial gluteal muscle was cut from one fourth of the insertion to the lateral surface of the greater trochanter and then everted to the dorsal aspect.
5 cm below the umbilicus, at the hip around the greater trochanter, and half of the distance between the greater trochanter and the top of the patella.
Orientation of greater trochanter extends straight proximally tip is curved medially 29.
For the finite element analysis, the distal end of the femur was modeled as fixed, while joint and abductor loads were applied at a single node at the center of the top surface of the implant head and on the greater trochanter.
Shih (9) reported recurrence of infection in four out of nine patients, and six complications (four cases of dislocation and two of greater trochanter displacement).
Lying next to the greater trochanter is a fluid filled sac called a bursa.

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