Pubofemoral ligament

Pubofemoral ligament

Right hip-joint from the front. (Pubocapsular ligament visible at center right.)
From pubis (obturator crest)
To femur neck
Latin ligamentum pubofemorale
TA A03.6.07.007
FMA 43024

Anatomical terminology

The pubofemoral ligament (pubocapsular ligament) is a ligament on the inferior side of the hip joint.

This ligament is attached, above, to the obturator crest and the superior ramus of the pubis; below, it blends with the capsule and with the deep surface of the vertical band of the iliofemoral ligament. This ligament prevents hyper-abduction of the hip joint.


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

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