Gluteal tuberosity

Gluteal tuberosity

Right femur. Posterior surface. (Gluteal tuberosity not labeled, but visible at upper right, where attachment of Gluteus maximus is indicated.)
Latin Tuberositas glutaea femoris
TA A02.5.04.017
FMA 43727

Anatomical terminology

The lateral ridge of the linea aspera is very rough, and runs almost vertically upward to the base of the greater trochanter. It is termed the gluteal tuberosity, and gives attachment to part of the Glutæus 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.


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

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