Femoral ring

Last revised by Assoc Prof Craig Hacking on 29 Aug 2021

The femoral ring is the superior rounded opening of the conical 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.

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Cases and figures

  • Figure 1: femoral triangle (diagram)
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  • Figure 2: femoral canal (Gray's illustrations)
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  • Figure 3: femoral canal (Gray's illustrations)
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