Round ligament
In human anatomy
Human anatomy
Human anatomy is primarily the scientific study of the morphology of the human body. Anatomy is subdivided into gross anatomy and microscopic anatomy. Gross anatomy is the study of anatomical structures that can be seen by the naked eye...

, the term round ligament (or its Latin equivalent ligamentum teres) can refer to several structures:
  • Round ligament of uterus
    Round ligament of uterus
    The round ligament of the uterus originates at the uterine horns, in the parametrium. The round ligament leaves the pelvis via the deep inguinal ring, passes through the inguinal canal and continues on to the labia majora where its fibers spread and mix with the tissue of the mons...

    , also known as the ligamentum teres uteri
  • Round ligament of liver
    Round ligament of liver
    In anatomy, the round ligament of liver is a degenerative string of tissue that exists in the free edge of the falciform ligament of the liver...

    , also known as the ligamentum teres hepatis
  • Ligament of head of femur
    Ligament of head of femur
    The ligament of the head of the femur , or the round ligament of the femur , is a triangular, somewhat flattened band implanted by its apex into the antero-superior part of the fovea capitis femoris; its base is attached by two bands, one into either side of the acetabular notch, and between these...

    , which was formerly known as the ligamentum teres femoris
  • Round ligament of the elbow
    Oblique cord
    The oblique cord is a ligament between the two ulnar and radius bones in the lower arm near its elbow. It takes the form of a small, flattened band, extending downward and lateralward, from the lateral side of the ulnar tuberosity at the base of the coronoid process to the radius a little below the...

    , connects the anterolateral aspect of the ulna proximally to the posteromedial aspect of the radius distally, inserting just below the radial tuberosity. Also known as the chorda obliqua, oblique cord, Weitbrecht's cord or Weitbrecht's ligament
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