trochanter major


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Related to trochanter major: trochanter minor, tractus iliotibialis

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]

trochanter major

Etymology: Gk, trochanter, runner; L, major, great
a large projection from the proximal end of the shaft of the femur. It is a point of attachment for the gluteus minimus and gluteus medius muscles. Also called greater trochanter.

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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If the trochanter major is fractured completely, the abductor muscles are disconnected and cannot affect the leg any more.
It is thought that the reduction of Bithorachanteric width results from the reduction of soft fibres like lipid on trochanter majors.