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Obturator membrane

Other Terms: Membrana obturatoria, Membrane obturatrice

Description

The obturator membrane is the strong fibrous membrane that spans across the obturator foramen. It is perforated superiorly by the obturator canal, which transmits the obturator vessels and nerves into the medial compartment of the thigh. It also provides attachment surface for the internal and external obturator muscles.

Latin

Membrana obturatoria

French

Membrane obturatrice

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