Femoral ring

The femoral ring is the superior opening of the femoral canal. Its boundaries are:

Related pathology

Femoral hernias occur through the femoral ring into the femoral canal. As three of the four boundaries of the femoral ring are either ligamentous or osseous, the ring is unforgiving which explains the high risk for incarceration of femoral hernias.

Anatomy: Lower limb

Anatomy: Lower limb

Article information

rID: 42105
Section: Anatomy
Tag: refs
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:

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Cases and figures

  • Figure 1: femoral triangle (diagram)
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