Acetabular notch

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Acetabular notch
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Right hip bone. External surface (acetabular notch visible near center, inside blue line).
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Identifiers
LatinIncisura acetabuli
TAA02.5.01.005
FMA16944
Anatomical terms of bone

The acetabular notch is a deep notch in the acetabulum of the hip bone. The acetabular notch is continuous with a circular non-articular depression, the acetabular fossa, at the bottom of the cavity: this depression is perforated by numerous apertures, and lodges a mass of fat.

The notch is converted into a foramen by the transverse acetabular ligament; through the foramen nutrient vessels and nerves enter the joint; the margins of the notch serve for the attachment of the ligament of the head of the femur.

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This article incorporates text in the public domain from page 237 of the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)

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