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Medical Term:

ischiofemoral ligament


Definition: the thickened part of the capsule of the hip joint that passes from the ischium upward and laterally over the femoral neck; some of its fibers continue into the zona orbicularis.

Synonym(s): ligamentum ischiofemoraleTA, ischiocapsular ligament, ligamentum ischiocapsulare

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