Ligamentum teres of the hip

A.Prof Frank Gaillard et al.

The ligamentum teres is located within the hip joint and is of dubious structural significance in the adult. It ranges from a well-formed structure in some to not being visualised in others. In the infant, it has a significant role so far as it transmits a nutrient artery to the femoral head epiphysis. The ligament passes from the transverse ligament and acetabular notch of the acetabulum to the femoral head where it inserts into a shallow depression called the fovea capitis. The ligament is lined by synovium.

Lower limb anatomy
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rID: 7297
Section: Anatomy
Tag: hip
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