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.
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From its broad superomedial attachments the fibres of the sacrotuberous ligament converge as they pass downwards, laterally and slightly anteriorly towards the ischial tuberosity (Figure 1).
The sacrotuberous ligament is intimately associated with a variety of ligaments and muscles.
Textbooks have described the sacrotuberous ligament as partly blending (Hollinshead, 1982; Sobotta, 1909; Williams et al.
Review of the anatomical literature also revealed that the muscle primarily associated with the sacrotuberous ligament is gluteus maximus (Figure 3), with the posterior surface of the ligament providing an extensive area of insertion for this muscle (Charpy and Nicolas, 1912; Last, 1978; Moore, 1985; Palastanga et al.
The association between the long head of biceps femoris and the sacrotuberous ligament is well established, but it should be noted that this association is only partial.