| Obturator canal
| The relations of the femoral and abdominal inguinal rings, seen from within the abdomen. Right side. (Obturator canal not labeled, but visible at bottom center.)
| Variations in origin and course of obturator artery. (Obturator canal not labeled, but visible at bottom center of each diagram.)
|| canalis obturatorius
The obturator canal is a passageway formed in the obturator foramen by part of the obturator membrane. It connects the pelvis to the thigh.
The obturator artery, obturator vein, and obturator nerve all travel through the canal.
A obturator hernia is a type of hernia involving an intrusion into the obturator canal.
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|General anatomy of lower limbs|
|Buttocks||Gluteal sulcus - Gluteal cleft|
|Thigh||Fascial compartments of thigh (Anterior, Medial, Posterior)
Inguinal ligament • Pectineal ligament • Lacunar ligament • Reflected inguinal ligament • Conjoint tendon • Interfoveolar ligament
Obturator membrane/Obturator canal
Femoral triangle • Femoral sheath (Femoral canal) • Femoral ring
Adductor canal • Adductor hiatus
fascia/fascia lata (Iliotibial tract, Lateral intermuscular septum of thigh, Medial intermuscular septum of thigh, Fascia cribrosa/Saphenous opening)
|Crus (anatomic leg)||Popliteal fossa • Calf • Shin • Pes anserinus • Interosseous membrane of the leg
Fascial compartments of leg (Anterior, Lateral, Posterior)
fascia/crural fascia (Anterior crural intermuscular septum, Posterior crural intermuscular septum, Transverse intermuscular septum)
|Foot||Heel • Toe (Hallux, Fifth toe) • Sole • Achilles tendon • Tarsal tunnel
fascia (Plantar fascia)
retinacula (Peroneal, Inferior extensor, Superior extensor, Flexor)