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1

What is the superior border of the femoral triangle?

Inguinal ligament

2

What is the lateral border of the femoral triangle?

Sartorius muscle

3

What is the medial border of the femoral triangle?

Adductor longus muscle

4

What forms the roof of the femoral triangle?

Fascia lata

5

What forms the base of the femoral triangle?

Pectineus muscle
Iliopsoas muscle

6

What is the contents of the femoral triangle? (Lateral to Medial)

Femoral nerve
Femoral sheath (Femoral artery, vein, deep lymph nodes and vessels)

7

What is the clinical relevance of the femoral trangle?

Femoral pulse
Access to the femoral artery
Femoral hernia

8

Why is access to the femoral artery important?

Can be used in an angiogram

9

What causes a Femoral Hernia?

A section of Bowel moves into the Femoral space.

10

How do you treat a Femoral Hernia?

Surgery