The iliofemoral ligament divides into two bands:

  • one of which passes downward and is fixed to the lower part of the intertrochanteric line: the descending part.
  • the other is directed downward and lateralward and is attached to the upper part of the same line: the transverse part.

This definition incorporates text from a public domain edition of Gray's Anatomy (20th U.S. edition of Gray's Anatomy of the Human Body, published in 1918 – from


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