Exploration of gluteal region and hip

Interior of left hip joint, viewed from below

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Exploration of gluteal region and hip
Interior of left hip joint, viewed from below
A large window has been cut through the inferior part of the hip joint capsule. The transverse acetabular ligament has been partially cut away to expose the ligament of the head of the femur.
1 . Iliopsoas muscle (cut off)
2 . Iliopectineal bursa
3 . Iliopectineal arch
4 . Iliopectineal arch
5 . Pectineus muscle
6 . Upper pointer: Articular space Lower pointer: Acetabular margin
7 . Obturator nerve (emerging through obturator canal)
8 . Acetabular branch of obturator artery
9 . Acetabular notch
10 . Ligament of femoral head
11 . Transverse acetabular ligament (divided to expose ligament of femoral head)
12 . Rectus femoris muscle (origin)
13 . Articular capsule (pointer on iliofemoral ligament)
14 . Zona orbicularis
15 . Articular capsule (retracted pointer on zona orbicularis)
16 . Neck of femur (covered by synovial membrane)
17 . Ischiofemoral ligament
18 . Head of femur
19 . Fovea of head of femur
20 . Body of ischium