trochanter

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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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CONCLUSION: Ghosh S et al (2014), [3] reported that the presence of third trochanter at the proximal part of the femur has been found to alter the break lines in the pertrochanteric fracture patients.
This present case report has provided some additional evidence to the researchers and anatomists to enhance the understanding of the human femur more particularly the third trochanter and its significance.
Third trochanter incidence and metric trait covariation in the human femur.