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Tendinous Arch of Levator Ani
Connective Tissue

Tendinous Arch of Levator Ani

Arcus tendineus levatoris ani

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Description

The fascia covering the medial surface of the obturator internus muscle thickens to form an arch-shaped tendon that attaches from the deep surface of the pubic bone to the ischial spine (Standring, 2016). As the name suggests, this tendinous arch serves as the lateral attachment point for a portion of the levator ani muscles.

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References

Standring, S. (2016) Gray's Anatomy: The Anatomical Basis of Clinical Practice. Gray's Anatomy Series 41st edn.: Elsevier Limited.

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9 The levator ani muscle is a broad, thin structure that is attached to the inner surface of the side of the true pelvis.

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