Three-Dimensional Architecture of the Acetabular Transverse Ligament and its Connection with the Acetabular Labrum

SUMMARY Background. We clarified the microstructure of the acetabular transverse ligament in¬†terms of the construction and arrangement of the collagen fibers constituting the ligament and their connection with the acetabular labrum using light and scanning electron microscopy (SEM). Methods. Deparaffinized blocks were treated with 2N NaOH to digest the cell matrix,¬†allowing the collagen fibers constituting … Continued