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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Although the biological and biomechanical superiority of IM nailing techniques is supported in literature in the treatment of extracapsular unstable intertrochanteric fractures, the intramedullar nailing technique is not suitable for fractures extending to the priformis fossa or for fragmented fractures in the trochanter major, in patients with excessive anterior bowing of the femur, in patients with chest trauma or polytrauma which would contra-indicate the IM reaming procedure in terms of emboli, or in patients with a narrow (less than 8mm) IM canal.
Although it has been reported that caput ossis femoris was aligned with trochanter major in lynx (Atalar and Ozdemir, 2002; Dyce et al., 2002; Evans and Christensen, 1979; Getty, 1975; Gultekin and Ucar, 1980; Karan, 2012; Ozdemir and Atalar, 2003 ;Ozdemir and Karan, 2001; Dinc et al., 1999), ossis femoris was found located more in proximal part of trochanter major.
On examination, the trochanter major region was tender (not noted at previous examinations), and passive movement of the hip was painful.