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1

name the borders of the femoral triangle

- superior = inguinal ligament (from ASIS to pubis tubercle)
- medial = medial border of adductor longus
- lateral = medial border of sartorius
- floor = iliopsoas, pectineus and adductor longus
- roof = fascia lata

2

describe the contents of the femoral triangle

from lateral to medial (NAVEL):
- femoral Nerve
- femoral Artery
- femoral Vein
- Empty space
- Lymph vessels and deep nodes (enclosed in femoral canal)

Artery, vein and canal are enclosed within fascial compartment - the femoral sheath.

3

what is a femoral hernia

protrusion of small intestine through the femoral ring into the femoral canal. hernial sac compresses the contents of the canal and may enlarge by passing through saphenous opening

4

where can the femoral pulse be palpated

just inferior to mid-inguinal point

5

what is the difference between mid-inguinal point and mid-point of inguinal ligament

- mid-inguinal point = 1/2 way between ASIS and pubic symphysis
- mid-point of inguinal ligament = 1/2 way between ASIS and pubic tubercle