Anatomy of the Male and Female Pelvis
The pelvis is a basin-shaped structure that supports the spinal column and protects the abdominal organs. It contains the following:
- sacrum - a spade-shaped bone that is formed by the fusion of five originally separate sacral vertebrae.
- coccyx (Also called the tail bone.) - formed by the fusion of four originally separated coccygeal bones.
- three hip bones, including the following:
- ilium - the broad, flaring portion of the hip bone (the crest of the pelvis).
- pubis - the lower, posterior part of the hip bone.
- ischium - one of the bones that helps form the hip.
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