fovea for ligament of head of femur

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fovea for ligament of head of femur

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a depression on the extremity of the head of the femur giving attachment to the ligamentum teres femoris.
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Its surface is smooth, coated with cartilage in the fresh state, except over an ovoid depression, the fovea capitis femoris, which is situated a little below and behind the center of the head, and gives attachment to the ligamentum teres.