Acetabular foramen

Dr Jeremy Jones and A.Prof Frank Gaillard et al.

The acetabular foramen is formed by the bony margins of the acetabular notch and completed by the transverse ligament of the hip. From its margins (both transverse ligament and acetabular notch) arises the ligamentum teres. Through it pass nutrient vessels to the femoral head epiphysis.

Anatomy: Lower limb
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Article information

rID: 7296
Section: Anatomy
Tag: hip, bone
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Acteabular foramen

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