Anterior sacrococcygeal ligament

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Anterior sacrococcygeal ligament
Articulations of pelvis. Anterior view. (Anterior sacrococcygeal lig. visible at bottom left.)
From Sacrum
To Coccyx
Latin ligamentum sacrococcygeum anterius
TA A03.2.08.004
FMA 76850
Anatomical terminology

The anterior sacrococcygeal ligament or ventral sacrococcygeal ligament consists of a few irregular fibers, which descend from the anterior surface of the sacrum to the front of the coccyx, blending with the periosteum.[1]

This short[2] ligament forms the continuation of the anterior longitudinal ligament and stretches over the sacrococcygeal symphysis.[3][4][5]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Morris (2005), p 59
  2. ^ Sinnatamby (2006), p 336
  3. ^ OMD: Definition
  4. ^ Jinkins (2000), p 538
  5. ^ Ebrall (2004), 243


  • Morris, Craig E. (2005). Low Back Syndromes: Integrated Clinical Management. McGraw-Hill. ISBN 0-07-137472-8.
  • "ventral sacrococcygeal ligament". On-line Medical Dictionary. 2000-03-05. Retrieved 2008-10-14.
  • Jinkins, J. Randy (2000). Atlas of Neuroradiologic Embryology, Anatomy, and Variants. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. ISBN 0-7817-1652-7.
  • Ebrall, Phillip S.; Sportelli, Louis; Donato, Phillip R. (2004). "Ligaments about the sacral apex". Assessment of the Spine. Elsevier Health Sciences. ISBN 0-443-07228-0.