Crête intertrochantérique - Crista intertrochanterica

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Running obliquely downward and medialward from the summit of the greater trochanter on the posterior surface of the neck is a prominent ridge, the intertrochanteric crest.

Its upper half forms the posterior border of the greater trochanter, and its lower half runs downward and medialward to the lesser trochanter.

A slight ridge is sometimes seen commencing about the middle of the intertrochanteric crest, and reaching vertically downward for about 5 cm. along the back part of the body: it is called the linea quadrata, and gives attachment to the Quadratus femoris and a few fibers of the Adductor magnus. Generally there is merely a slight thickening about the middle of the intertrochanteric crest, marking the attachment of the upper part of the Quadratus femoris.


Cette définition contient du texte provenant d'une édition publique de Gray's Anatomy (20eme édition Américaine de "Gray's Anatomy of the Human Body" publiée en 1918 - http://www.bartleby.com/107/).

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Anatomie générale > Os; Système squelettique > Squelette appendiculaire > Os du membre inférieur > Partie libre du membre inférieur > Fémur > Crête intertrochantérique

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