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Inferior ramus

Other Terms: Inferior ramus of pubis, Ramus inferior ossis pubis, Branche inférieure du pubis

Description

This dorsoventrally flattened branch of bone projects inferolaterally from the body to join the ischial ramus. Together this puboischial ramus forms the inferior circumference of the obturator foramen. The external surface of the ramus serves as a muscle attachment site for the adductor brevis, gracilis, and obturator externus muscles. The internal surface provides attachment for the obturator internus and medially to the crus penis.

Etymology

Ramus is Latin for branch.

Latin

Ramus inferior ossis pubis

French

Branche inférieure du pubis

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