Advertisement

What are the ligaments of the hip?

The hip is supported by three ligaments: the iliofemoral ligament, the ischiofemoral ligament, and the pubofemoral ligament. The iliofemoral ligament is commonly referred to as the Y Ligament of Bigelow and is considered to be the strongest ligament in the body. This ligament prevents excessive extension of the hip joint and also supports upright posture. The ischiofemoral ligament is the weakest of the three, and helps stabilize extension of the hip. The pubofemoral ligament limits excessive hip extension and also prevents excessive abduction of the hip. All three ligaments function to limit excessive medial rotation of the femur. (This answer provided for NATA by the University of Tampa Athletic Training Education Program)

Continue Learning about Parts of the Muscular System

What specific muscles are the abdominal muscles made up of?
Sadie LincolnSadie Lincoln
The deepest abdominal muscle, and running across your belly, side to side is the transverse abdomini...
More Answers
What are the pronator muscles of the forearm?
Rick OldermanRick Olderman
The pronator muscles of the forearm include:pronator quadratus: located near the wrist, this muscle ...
More Answers
"No Pain, No Gain" Doesn't Apply to Strength Training
"No Pain, No Gain" Doesn't Apply to Strength Training
Is Strength Training Safe for Kids?
Is Strength Training Safe for Kids?

Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.