acetabular ligament

acetabular ligament

the ligament between the head of the femur and the acetabulum
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The ligament, which is pyramidal in shape, may consist of multiple bundles, and blends with the transverse acetabular ligament.
Otherwise, through the same incision, the inferomedial hip joint capsule was opened, the ligamentum teres was excised, and the transverse acetabular ligament was sectioned to obtain an anatomic reduction during the same operative session.
Injury to these structures has been reported, (4) and can occur with acetabular screw fixation in the antero-inferior quadrant or from retractors retractors placed underneath the transverse acetabular ligament.