iliofemoral ligament

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il·i·o·fem·o·ral lig·a·ment

[TA]
a triangular ligament attached by its apex to the anterior inferior spine of the ilium and rim of the acetabulum, and by its base to the anterior intertrochanteric line of the femur; the strong medial band is attached to the lower part of the intertrochanteric line; the strong lateral part is fixed to the tubercle at the upper part of this line; the bands diverge, forming a Y-like figure with a weak area between; among the strongest of the body's ligaments, it limits extension at the hip joint.

iliofemoral ligament

Etymology: L, ilium + femur, thigh, ligamentum
a triangular band of connective tissue attached by its apex to the anterior inferior spine of the ilium and acetabular margin and by its base to the intertrochanteric line of the femur.
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Iliofemoral ligament

il·i·o·fem·o·ral lig·a·ment

(il'ē-ō-fem'ŏr-ăl lig'ă-mĕnt) [TA]
A triangular ligament attached by its apex to the anterior inferior spine of the ilium and rim of the acetabulum, and by its base to the anterior intertrochanteric line of the femur; the strong medial band is attached to the lower part of the intertrochanteric line; the strong lateral part is fixed to the tubercle at the upper part of this line; the bands diverge, forming a Y-like figure with a weak area between; among the strongest of ligaments, it limits extension at the hip joint.
Synonym(s): ligamentum iliofemorale [TA] , Y-shaped ligament.

iliofemoral ligament

A strong fibrous band running from the front of the pelvis to the top of the thigh bone (femur).

Bertin,

Exupère Joseph, French anatomist, 1712-1781.
Bertin bones - paired ossicles of pyramidal shape, the bases forming the roof of the nasal cavity. Synonym(s): Bertin ossicles; sphenoidal conchae
Bertin columns - the prolongations of cortical substance separating the pyramids of the kidney. Synonym(s): renal columns
Bertin ligament - among the strongest of the body's ligaments, it limits extension at the hip joint. Synonym(s): iliofemoral ligament
Bertin ossicles - Synonym(s): Bertin bones

Bigelow,

Henry J., U.S. surgeon, 1818-1890.
Bigelow clamp
Bigelow evacuator - instrument used to remove fragments of bladder calculi.
Bigelow forceps
Bigelow ligament - among the strongest of the body's ligaments, it limits extension at the hip joint. Synonym(s): iliofemoral ligament
Bigelow litholapaxy - process of crushing a bladder stone and using a catheter to wash out fragments.
Bigelow lithotrite
Bigelow septum - a bony spur springing from the underside of the neck of the femur above and anterior to the lesser trochanter. Synonym(s): calcar femorale
Bigelow sutures