Acetabular foramen

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.

Lower limb anatomy
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rID: 7296
System: Musculoskeletal
Section: Anatomy
Tags: hip, bone
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Acteabular foramen

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