third trochanter


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Related to third trochanter: linea aspera, quadrate tubercle

third tro·chan·ter

[TA]
an occasional process at the proximal end of the lateral lip of the linea aspera of the femur, about on a level with the lesser trochanter, giving insertion to the greater part of the gluteus maximus muscle.
See also: gluteal tuberosity.
Synonym(s): trochanter tertius [TA]

third trochanter

The gluteal tubercle of the femur when it is unusually prominent.
See also: trochanter
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The study reported that the incidence of the third trochanter in the human femur is about 6.1%.
CONCLUSION: Ghosh S et al (2014), [3] reported that the presence of third trochanter at the proximal part of the femur has been found to alter the break lines in the pertrochanteric fracture patients.
This present case report has provided some additional evidence to the researchers and anatomists to enhance the understanding of the human femur more particularly the third trochanter and its significance.
Third trochanter incidence and metric trait covariation in the human femur.