Transverse acetabular ligament

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Transverse acetabular ligament
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Left hip-joint, opened by removing the floor of the acetabulum from within the pelvis. (Trans. ligament labeled at center.)
Details
Latin ligamentum transversum acetabuli
Identifiers
Gray's p.336
Dorlands
/Elsevier
l_09/12493410
TA A03.6.07.009
FMA 43518
Anatomical terminology

The Transverse Acetabular Ligament (transverse ligament) is in reality a portion of the acetabular labrum, though differing from it in having no cartilage cells among its fibers.

It consists of strong, flattened fibers, which cross the acetabular notch, and convert it into a foramen through which the nutrient vessels enter the joint.

Prevents inferior displacement of head of femur.

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This article incorporates text from a public domain edition of Gray's Anatomy.