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Sacrospinous ligament

Other Terms: Ligamentum sacrospinale, Ligament sacroépineux

Parts

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Group

Lower limb joints - Pelvic girdle

Description

This is a flat triangular ligament whose apex attaches to the ischial spine and its base attaches to the lateral surface of the sacrum and coccyx. This ligament is actually the tendinous posterior part of the ischiococcygeus muscle.

Function

Resists upward tilting of the sacrum.

Latin

Ligamentum sacrospinale

French

Ligament sacroépineux

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