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Anatomy Atlases: Atlas of Human Anatomy: Plate 8: Figure 2

Atlas of Human Anatomy

Ligaments of the lower part of the spine, and of the pelvis with the head of the femur, seen from behind (dorsally).

Translated by: Ronald A. Bergman, PhD and Adel K. Afifi, MD, MS
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Ligaments of the lower part of the spine, and of the pelvis with the head of the femur

a - c) Tenth to twelfth thoracic vertebra.
d – h) First to fifth lumbar vertebra.
i – l) Tenth to twelfth ribs (proximal end).
m) Sacrum.
n) Sacral hiatus.
o) Coccyx.
p) Iliac bone.
q) Ischium.
r) Pubis.
s) Femur.

Details of the pelvic bones, see Plate 4.

  1. apical (supraspinal, interspinous) ligament.
  2. posterior intercostals ligaments.
  3. lumbocostal ligaments.
  4. superior costotransverse ligaments.
  5. intertransverse ligaments.
  6. superior iliolumbar ligament.
  7. inferior iliolumbar ligaments.
  8. long iliosacral ligament (cut on the right side).
  9. short iliosacral ligament.
  10. inferior iliosacral ligament.
  11. dorsal sacroiliac ligament.
  12. posterior sacrococcygeal ligament.
  13. sacrotuberous ligament.
  14. sacrospinous ligament.
  15. obturator ligament.
  16. ligament of pubic arch.
  17. ligaments of femoral capsule.
  18. zonaorbicularis ligament (ligament of femoral capsule).
  19. iliofemoral ligament (ligament of femoral capsule).
  20. sacrotuberal ligament, falciform process.
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