Inferior pubic ligament
|Ligament: Inferior pubic ligament|
|Symphysis pubis exposed by a coronal section. (Inferior pubic ligament is labeled -- with very small text -- at left.)|
|Latin||ligamentum pubicum inferius|
|Gray's||subject #80 310|
The inferior pubic ligament (arcuate pubic ligament or subpubic ligament) is a thick, triangular arch of ligamentous fibers, connecting together the two pubic bones below, and forming the upper boundary of the pubic arch.
Above, it is blended with the interpubic fibrocartilaginous lamina; laterally, it is attached to the inferior rami of the pubic bones; below, it is free, and is separated from the fascia of the urogenital diaphragm by an opening through which the deep dorsal vein of the penis passes into the pelvis.
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Joints and ligaments of torso
|Vertebral column||articulations of vertebral bodies: anterior longitudinal ligament - posterior longitudinal ligament - intervertebral disc (annulus fibrosus, nucleus pulposus) zygapophysial joint|
|Costovertebral||articulation of head of rib: radiate ligament - interarticular ligament|
|Sternocostal||interarticular sternocostal ligament - radiate sternocostal ligaments - costoxiphoid ligaments|
|Pelvis||articulation of the vertebral column with the pelvis: iliolumbar ligament pubic symphysis: superior pubic ligament - inferior pubic ligament|
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