Trochanter minor | definition of trochanter minor by Medical dictionary
less·er tro·chan·ter [TA]
a pyramidal process projecting from the medial and proximal part of the shaft of the femur at the line of junction of the shaft and the neck; it receives the insertion of the psoas major and iliacus (iliopsoas) muscles.
trochanter minor; lesser trochanter pyramid-shaped bony prominence projecting from shaft of femur at junction of shaft and neck
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In the pertrochanteric multifragmentary fracture (type A2) and in the multifragmentary intertrochanteric fracture (type A3) the trochanter minor is broken as well.
It is assumed that it supports better the dorsomedial forces in cases of fracture of the trochanter minor (A2 and A3).