What is the name of the crease/fold/sulcus between the top of the leg and the groin?

Here's an image:

Image of the crease

  • I just saw your edit @ShadowWizardisVaccinated and I'm curious. What does the edit you made do? I thought putting the image description in was enough for screen readers Dec 31, 2021 at 7:54
  • @ChrisRogers I made the image smaller, it's still clear enough and doesn't take so much space. Might be just nitpicking, I wouldn't do it in old posts, just new-ish when I spot such thing. (Also note it links to the original size image) Dec 31, 2021 at 15:14
  • @ShadowWizardIsVaccinatedV3 - I see. I was just curious as I saw how you edited it and didn't know what it did. I see it now. It's interesting 🙂 Dec 31, 2021 at 15:28
  • @ChrisRogers yeah, lots of screenshots on Meta Stack Exchange where I usually roam (mostly bug reports), so learning some tricks. :) Dec 31, 2021 at 16:48

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That crease is simply called the crease of the groin. [See: fig.1 of Mallouris et al. (2012).]

Other names for this crease, as also indicated in the same paper include Holden's crease and fold of the groin


Mallouris, A., Yiacoumettis, A., Thomaidis, V., Karayiannakis, A., Simopoulos, C., Kakagia, D., & Tsaroucha, A. K. (2012). A record of skin creases and folds. European Journal of Plastic Surgery, 35(12), 847-854. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00238-012-0774-3


It also called inguinal crease and love line ...it denotes the inguinal canal and attachment of inguinal ligament ..also it is the junction of abdomen and thigh in either side

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