The acetabular fossa is a fossa located at the centre of the acetabulum. It is occupied by the ligament of head of femur.[1]

Acetabular fossa
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Lateral view of the right hip bone
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LatinFossa acetabuli
TAA02.5.01.004
FMA17269
Anatomical terms of bone

In contrast to the thick and smooth surrounding lunate surface, the pelvis' articulation with the head of the femur, the acetabular fossa is rough and thin, often transparent, and continuous with the acetabular notch below.

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  1. ^ Tank, Patrick W. (2001). "Bones and Joints of the Pelvis and Perineum - Self Study". University of Arkansas.