Ischiofemoral ligament

Ischiofemoral ligament

The hip-joint from behind.
From ischium
To femur
Latin ligamentum ischiofemorale
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.


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

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