Transverse acetabular ligament

Transverse acetabular ligament

Left hip-joint, opened by removing the floor of the acetabulum from within the pelvis. (Trans. ligament labeled at center.)
Latin ligamentum transversum acetabuli
TA A03.6.07.009
FMA 43518

Anatomical terminology

The Transverse Acetabular Ligament (transverse ligament) is in reality a portion of the acetabular labrum, though differing from it in having no cartilage cells among its fibers.

It consists of strong, flattened fibers, which cross the acetabular notch, and convert it into a foramen through which the nutrient vessels enter the joint.

Prevents inferior displacement of head of femur.

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