trochanteric fossa


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tro·chan·ter·ic fos·sa

a depression at the root of the neck of the femur beneath the curved tip of the great trochanter; it gives attachment to the tendon of the obturator externus.
Synonym(s): fossa trochanterica [TA], digital fossa (1)

trochanteric fossa

At the proximal end of the femur, an irregular recess along the upper inner (proximal medial) surface of the great trochanter, where the medial edge of the greater trochanter overhangs the neck of the femur.
See also: fossa