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trochanter

[trō′kan·tər]
(anatomy)
A process on the proximal end of the femur in many vertebrates, which serves for muscle attachment and, in birds, for articulation with the ilium.
(invertebrate zoology)
The second segment of an insect leg, counting from the base.
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It allows for the assessment of acetabular coverage of the femoral head, femoral head sphericity, (67) the contour of the femoral head-neck junction, the height of the greater trochanter, position of the joint center, the joint space, and Shenton's line.
Exposure of the hip by anterior osteotomy of the greater trochanter.
Division of the gluteus medius is limited to 5 cm proximal to the greater trochanter or 4 cm proximal to the superior acetabulum, as further extension places the superior gluteal neurovascular bundle at risk for injury.
Two additional saw cuts create "free" greater trochanter and posteromedial fragments.
After seating of the trial components, an assessment of the relative heights of the tip of the greater trochanter and the center of the femoral prosthesis are made.
Although the radiographs in this case showed discontinuity of the femoral neck and a comparatively large defect in the superomedial portion of the greater trochanter at one year after onset, the patient had neither hip pain nor disturbance of her daily activities.
For nails inserted into the greater trochanter, one large lag screw is used for fixation in the head and neck.
A hip radiography examination revealed a large osteolytic lesion in the left greater trochanter, and a bone scintigraphy evaluation showed increased activity in the same area.
Hip circumference (HC) was measured at the maximum protruding part of buttocks at the level of the greater trochanter with the patient wearing minimal clothing and feet together.
In some cases the intertrochanteric fracture is multifragmentary and reversed and separates the greater trochanter completely from the femur.
One method consists of taking a measurement from the floor to the greater trochanter.
The osteotomized greater trochanter was fixed through the pin rout and figure of eight tension band wiring.

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