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Left hip-joint, opened by removing the floor of the acetabulum from within the pelvis.
Upper extremity of right femur viewed from behind and above.
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The lesser trochanter (small trochanter) of the femur is a conical eminence, which varies in size in different subjects.
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It projects from the lower and back part of the base of the femur neck.
From its apex three well-marked borders extend:
- two of these are above
- a medial continuous with the lower border of the femur neck
- a lateral with the intertrochanteric crest
- the inferior border is continuous with the middle division of the linea aspera
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This article uses anatomical terminology; for an overview, see Anatomical terminology.
- Khoury JG, Brandser EA, Found EM, Buckwalter JA (1998). "Non-traumatic lesser trochanter avulsion: a report of three cases". Iowa Orthop J. 18: 150–4. PMC . PMID 9807723.