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sacrotuberous ligament


Definition: 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.

Synonym(s): ligamentum sacrotuberaleTA, ligamentum sacrotuberosum, posterior sacrosciatic ligament

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