Book One -- The things that sustain and support the entire body, and what braces and attaches them all. [the bones and the ligaments that interconnect them] | Chapter 29 On the Bones Which Are Attached to the Sides of the Sacrum

Depression carved in the upper part of the hipbone

In the upper part of the hipbone, near the upper region of the acetabulum (e, f, g in figs. 1 and 2) to which you will hear the head of the femur (A in figs. 1 and 2, ch. 30) is articulated, a wide depression [sulcus supra-acetabularis] is cut corresponding to muscles which descend this way; in a cleaned bone, it is seen to be filled with certain small foramina so it can put forth a ligament [articulatio coxae, capsula articularis] which makes the bone smooth and slippery as if coated with a kind of grease 39 so that the seventh muscle of the femur [m. rectus femoris, caput reflexum] and the tendon of the sixth [m. rectus femoris, caput rectum] may properly bend and twist 40 against this depression.



Book One -- The things that sustain and support the entire body, and what braces and attaches them all. [the bones and the ligaments that interconnect them] | Chapter 29 On the Bones Which Are Attached to the Sides of the Sacrum