Structures

  • Femur
  • Acetabulum
  • Hip joint capsule
  • Iliofemoral ligament
  • Ischiofemoral ligament
  • Pubofemoral ligament

NameOriginInsertionFunction
Iliofemoral ligament- Anterior inferior iliac spine
- Superior border of acetabulum
- Intertrochanteric line of femur- Stabilise hip joint
- Limit extension and lateral rotation of hip
Ischiofemoral ligament- Superior, medial and inferior parts
- All arise from posteroinferior ischium
- Blend with joint capsule
- Intertrochanteric line
- Stabilise hip joint
- Limit extension and medial rotation of hip
Pubofemoral ligament- Obturator crest
- Superior ramus of pubis
- Blends with capsule
- Blends with iliofemoral ligament
- Stabilise the hip joint
- Limit extension and lateral rotation of hip