4 Pit (fovea) in the head of the femur. Fovea capitis femoris. Depression for attachment of the ligament of the head of the femur. A B
5 Neck of femur. Collum femoris. Portion of the femur between the femoral head and greater trochanter. A B
7 Trochanteric fossa. Fossa trochanterica. Depression medial to the root of the greater tro-chanter. Origin of the internal obturator and gemelli muscles. A B
8 Lesser trochanter. Trochanter minor. Small prominence on the posteromedial aspect of the proximal femur shaft for attachment of the il-iopsoas muscle. A B
9 /Trochanter tertius}. Process occasionally present posteriorly at the lateral end of the linea aspera at the level of the lesser trochanter for attachment of a part ofthe gluteus maximus. B
10 Intertrochanteric line. Linea intertrochanter-ica. Rough anterior line between the shaft and neck of the femur, extending from the greater to the lesser trochanter. A
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