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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Reconstruction of soft tissue defects around trochanter, groin, perineum, ischium, and lower abdomen remains a challenging task for the plastic surgeon.
In order to evaluate the shape of the greater trochanter, four points on the lateral aspect of the greater trochanter were established.
Its three parts attach to the lower part of the spine and pelvis, then cross the joint and insert into the lesser trochanter;
Pedipalps with trochanter 1.89, femur 3.44, patella 2.36, chela (with pedicel) 3.35, chela (without pedicel) 3.00 times longer than broad, hand (with pedicel) 2.08, hand (without pedicel) 1.85 times longer than deep, movable finger 0.79 times longer than hand (without pedicel).
They are present as follows: leg I: light brown; lighter in color than body; trochanter weakly granulate; femur and patella granulate; patella joined with femur widely; patella 1.29-1.46 longer than femur; tibia granulate, prolateral margin curved distally; tibia slightly shorter and distinctly narrower than patella; tarsus weakly granulate; most setae with one lateral and few terminal denticulations; tibia with simple and long terminal seta; retrolateral margin of tarsus with denticulate setae (except terminal and subterminal setae) and prolateral margin with simple setae; claws symmetric and without teeth; and arolium shorter than claws.
Female legs with fore femur bearing a row of 10-13 small black teeth along ventral margin, fore trochanter and tibia unarmed.
Fore legs: coxa, trochanter, trochantellus light yellow; femur tibia and tarsus orange; mid legs: coxa, trochanter light yellow, trochantellus mostly light yellow with marginal brown ferruginous spot; femur and tibia orange; tarsus brown; hind legs coxa yellow with inner and outer ferruginous spots, basal half of trochanter ferruginous, rest yellow: trochantellus with apex ferruginous: femur with inner side orange, outer side dark orange; tibia brown with base and apex ferrugineous; tarsus mostly white; tarsomere 1 with base ferruginous, tarsomere 5 ferruginous.
Pain at the greater trochanter is an extremely common complaint.
If you suffer from greater trochanter pain syndrome (GTPS), a common source of hip pain caused by inflammation of the trochanteric bursa in the hip, you may find temporary relief from corticosteroid injections.
In premenopausal women, increased CRP levels were associated with a decrease in BMD at the trochanter.
The study's main outcomes were 24-month changes in bone mineral density (BMD) at the lumbar spine, trochanter, femoral neck, distal radius, and total hip.
Bone mineral density was measured at baseline and four years later in the femur and trochanter (leg), radius (arm), and lumbar spine, while food questionnaires were used for carotenoid intakes.