Gluteal tuberosity

The gluteal tuberosity is the lateral ridge of the linea aspera. It is very rough and runs almost vertically upward to the base of the greater trochanter. The gluteal tuberosity gives attachment to part of the Gluteus maximus: its upper part is often elongated into a roughened crest, on which a more or less well-marked, rounded tubercle, the third trochanter, is occasionally developed.

Gluteal tuberosity
Right femur. Posterior surface. (Gluteal tuberosity not labeled, but visible at upper right, where attachment of Gluteus maximus is indicated.)
LatinTuberositas glutaea femoris
Anatomical terminology


This article incorporates text in the public domain from page 246 of the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)

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