Lesser trochanter

Lesser trochanter

The lesser trochanter (small trochanter) of the femur is a conical eminence, which varies in size in different subjects

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
  • the inferior border is continuous with the middle division of the linea aspera

The summit of the trochanter is rough, and gives insertion to the tendon of the Psoas major.

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