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The inguinal fold can easily be identified. It covers the inguinal ligament that can be palpated as a strong fibrous band.The anterior superior iliac spine is located
at the craniolatera] end of the fold. This bony prominence forms the point of origin of both the sartorius muscle and the tensor fasciae latae muscles. The spine continues laterally and dorsally in the iliac crest.

At the medial end of the inguinal fold another bony prominence can be palpated, the pubic tubercle. Normally it lies level with the superior aspect of the greater trochanter. It provides attachment for the medial end of the inguinal
ligament and for the tendon of the rectus abdominis. The tendon of the adductor longus originates just below this tubercle.

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