iliofemoral ligament

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iliofemoral ligament

[‚il·ē·ō′fem·ə·rəl ‚lig·ə·mənt]
(anatomy)
A strong band of dense fibrous tissue extending from the anterior inferior iliac spine to the lesser trochanter and the intertrochanteric line. Also known as Y ligament.
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The iliofemoral ligament, or Y ligament of Bigelow, is located anteriorly.
The Y ligament of Bigelow usually remains intact, and the capsule is stripped from its acetabular attachment posterior to it.