Ischiofemoral ligament

Last revised by Craig Hacking on 1 Dec 2020

The ischiofemoral ligament thickens the back of the capsule of the hip joint and consists of three distinct parts. The central part, the superior ischiofemoral ligament, spirals superolaterally from the ischium, where it is attached posteroinferior to the acetabulum, behind the femoral neck to attach to the greater trochanter deep to the iliofemoral ligament. Lateral and medial inferior ischiofemoral ligaments embrace the posterior circumference of the femoral neck.

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Cases and figures

  • Figure 1 - bony anatomy
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  • Figure 3: hip capsular ligaments (Gray's illustrations)
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