ligament of head of femur

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lig·a·ment of head of fe·mur

[TA]
a flattened ligament that passes from the fovea in the head of the femur to the borders of the acetabular notch (transverse acetabular ligament); developmentally, an artery passes to the head of the femur with the ligament, which may or may not persist into adulthood; the ligament does not contribute to the integrity of the joint nor control movements there.

lig·a·ment of head of fe·mur

(lig'ă-mĕnt hed fē'mŭr) [TA]
A flattened ligament that passes from the fovea in the head of the femur to the borders of the acetabular notch (transverse acetabular ligament); the ligament does not contribute to the integrity of the joint or control movements there.
Synonym(s): ligamentum capitis femoris [TA] , round ligament of femur.
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