Intertrochanteric line

Last revised by Henry Knipe on 2 Aug 2021

The intertrochanteric line, not to be confused with the intertrochanteric crest, is a ridge on the femur that is located on the anterior aspect of the junction of the femoral neck and shaft. It traverses between the greater and lesser trochanters and distally is continuous with the spiral line of the femur. The joint capsule of the hip and the iliofemoral ligament insert on the intertrochanteric line. Furthermore, the vastus medialis muscle originates from the inferior portion of the intertrochanteric line.

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