sacrotuberous ligament


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Related to sacrotuberous ligament: Iliolumbar ligament, Sacrospinous ligament

sa·cro·tu·ber·ous lig·a·ment

[TA]
the ligament that passes from the ischial tuberosity to the ilium, sacrum, and coccyx, transforming the sciatic notch to a large sciatic foramen, which is then further subdivided by the sacrospinous ligament.

sa·cro·tu·ber·ous lig·a·ment

(sā'krō-tū'bĕr-ŭs lig'ă-mĕnt) [TA]
The ligament that passes from the ischial tuberosity to the ilium, sacrum, and coccyx, transforming the sciatic notch to a large sciatic foramen, which is then further subdivided by the sacrospinous ligament.

sacrotuberous ligament

The ligament extending from the tuberosity of the ischium to the posterior superior and inferior iliac spines and to the lower part of the sacrum and coccyx.
See also: ligament

sacrotuberous ligament

see Table 12.
References in periodicals archive ?
Repair of the sacrotuberous ligament was not traditionally performed as part of the transgluteal approach, but we believe that repair is important for stability of the sacroiliac joint.
The nerve runs between the sacrospinous and sacrotuberous ligaments, for instance, and entrapment between these two ligaments is probably the most common cause of pudendal neuralgia.
In our practice, we most often find the nerve entrapped between the sacrospinous and sacrotuberous ligaments, which form a sort of "V" in the pelvis.
The purpose of this paper is to present the anatomy of the sacrotuberous ligament in situ based on a survey of its descriptions in a variety of sources, and to discuss the possible implications of these associations.
A variety of descriptions of the attachment sites of the sacrotuberous ligament were found in the literature.
The long and short posterior sacroiliac ligaments, the interosseous ligaments within the sacroiliac joints and the sacrotuberous ligaments all resist forces leading to vertical translation between the ilia and the sacrum.