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retinaculum of articular capsule of hip

 

Definition: one of several longitudinal folds of the articular capsule of the hip joint reflected onto the femoral neck deep to which the retinacular branches of the medial femoral circumflex artery pass to reach the femoral head.

Synonym(s): retinaculum capsulae articularis coxae, Weitbrecht fibers

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