Pubofemoral ligament

The pubofemoral ligament (pubocapsular ligament) is a ligament on the inferior side of the hip joint.

Pubofemoral ligament
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Right hip-joint from the front. (Pubocapsular ligament visible at center right.)
Details
Frompubis (obturator crest)
Tofemur neck
Identifiers
Latinligamentum pubofemorale
TA98A03.6.07.007
TA21879
FMA43024
Anatomical terminology

This ligament is attached, above, to the obturator crest and the superior ramus of the pubis; below, it blends with the capsule and with the deep surface of the vertical band of the iliofemoral ligament. This ligament prevents hyper-abduction of the hip joint.

ReferencesEdit

  This article incorporates text in the public domain from page 335 of the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)

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