iliofemoral ligament

noun

Medical Definition of iliofemoral ligament

: a ligament that extends from the anterior inferior iliac spine to the intertrochanteric line of the femur and divides below into two branches of which one is fixed to the distal part and the other to the proximal part of the intertrochanteric line

called also Y ligament

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“Iliofemoral ligament.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/iliofemoral%20ligament. Accessed 27 Nov. 2020.

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