Acetabular notch


Acetabular notch

Infobox Bone
Name = Acetabular notch
Latin = incisura acetabuli
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Caption = Right hip bone. External surface. (Acetabular notch visible near center, inside blue line.)


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The acetabulum presents below a deep notch, the acetabular notch, which is continuous with a circular non-articular depression, the acetabular fossa, at the bottom of the cavity: this depression is perforated by numerous apertures, and lodges a mass of fat.

The notch is converted into a foramen by the transverse ligament; through the foramen nutrient vessels and nerves enter the joint; the margins of the notch serve for the attachment of the ligament of the head of the femur.

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