Ischiofemoral ligament

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Ischiofemoral ligament
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The hip-joint from behind.
Details
From ischium
To femur
Identifiers
Latin ligamentum ischiofemorale
Dorlands
/Elsevier
l_09/12492470
TA A03.6.07.006
FMA 43027
Anatomical terminology

The ischiocapsular ligament (ischiofemoral ligament, ischiocapsular band; ligament of Bertin) consists of a triangular band of strong fibers on the posterior side of the hip joint. Its fibers span from the ischium at a point below and behind the acetabulum to blend with the circular fibers at the posterior end of the joint capsule and attach at the intertrochanteric line of the femur.

Studies of human cadavers found that this ligament limits internal rotation of the hip, regardless of whether the hip is flexed, extended, or in neutral position.[1]

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

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