ischiofemoral ligamentmedical dictionary

<anatomy> 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 fibres continue into the zona orbicularis.

Synonyms: ligamentum ischiofemorale, ischiocapsular ligament, ligamentum ischiocapsulare.

(05 Mar 2000)