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The occurrence of the third trochanter and its correlation to certain anthropometric parameters of the human femur

Wojciech Bolanowski, Alicja Śmiszkiewicz-Skwarska, Michał Polguj, Kazimierz S. Jędrzejewski
Folia Morphol 2005;64(3):168-175.

open access

Vol 64, No 3 (2005)
ORIGINAL ARTICLES
Published online: 2005-06-22
Submitted: 2012-02-06

Abstract

The purpose of the study was to analyse the occurrence of the third trochanter and its correlation with the morphology of the human femur. The third trochanter was found in 38 of 622 (6.2%) human femora taken from 3 excavation sites. 36 of these were included in the study and were compared to the femora without the third trochanter. The bones with the third trochanter were characterised by a greater superior sagittal diameter and diaphysis platymetry index as well as a larger greater trochanter. These results suggest that the third trochanter is not a progressive morphological feature of the skeleton. Rather it is connected with an altered gluteal muscle function.

Abstract

The purpose of the study was to analyse the occurrence of the third trochanter and its correlation with the morphology of the human femur. The third trochanter was found in 38 of 622 (6.2%) human femora taken from 3 excavation sites. 36 of these were included in the study and were compared to the femora without the third trochanter. The bones with the third trochanter were characterised by a greater superior sagittal diameter and diaphysis platymetry index as well as a larger greater trochanter. These results suggest that the third trochanter is not a progressive morphological feature of the skeleton. Rather it is connected with an altered gluteal muscle function.
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Keywords

osteometry; human skeleton; third trochanter; femur

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Title

The occurrence of the third trochanter and its correlation to certain anthropometric parameters of the human femur

Journal

Folia Morphologica

Issue

Vol 64, No 3 (2005)

Pages

168-175

Published online

2005-06-22

Bibliographic record

Folia Morphol 2005;64(3):168-175.

Keywords

osteometry
human skeleton
third trochanter
femur

Authors

Wojciech Bolanowski
Alicja Śmiszkiewicz-Skwarska
Michał Polguj
Kazimierz S. Jędrzejewski

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