gluteal tuberosity


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Related to gluteal tuberosity: gluteus medius, linea aspera

glu·te·al tu·ber·os·i·ty

[TA]
the roughened area of insertion on the upper portion of the shaft of the femur of the deep, lesser part of the gluteus maximus muscle; when markedly developed, this tuberosity is called the third trochanter.
See also: third trochanter.

glu·te·al tu·ber·os·i·ty

(glū-tē'ăl tū'bĕr-os'i-tē) [TA]
The roughened area of insertion on the upper portion of the shaft of the femur of the deep, lesser part of the gluteus maximus muscle; when markedly developed, this tuberosity is called the third trochanter.
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The third trochanter is defined as the osseous tubercle in the superior part of the gluteal tuberosity. It was present lateral to the line connecting the highest point of the greater trochanter and the superior bifurcation of the linear aspera.
Students at the Department of Anatomy, Regional Institute of Medical Sciences, Imphal, Manipur, we have come across one unique and unusual finding that one right human femur was found to be present with an elongated bony projection along the superior border of the gluteal tuberosity. It was found to be present about 7 cm below the tip of the greater trochanter (Figure--1) and on careful measurement with a measuring tape, the bony projection was found to be about 1.70 cm in length (Figure--2).
The upper half of the muscle inserts into the iliotibial tract of the fascia lata and the lower half into the gluteal tuberosity of the femur.