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Gross Anatomy of the Pelvic Girdle and Pelvis

Gross Anatomy of the Pelvic Girdle and Pelvis

 
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Author: Aaron Mullally
Objective:

- know that the differences between the pelvis and pelvic girdle

- know that the acetabulum of the pelvic girdle articulates with the head of the femur

- know the various landmarks of the os coxae

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The pelvic girdle is the point of attachment for the thigh of the lower limb (femur). The pelivc girdles consist of three bones that join together to form the os coxae. The three bones are the ilium, icshium and pubis. The area where the three bones join together form a hollow cavity called the acetabulum; which is the point of attachment for the head of the femur.

The pelvis is a combination of bones. It is comprised of the two os coxae, or coxal bones, joined posteriorly by the sacrum and anteriorly by a piece of fibrocartilage called the pubic symphysis. The pelvis forms unique landmarks that are not found on the pelvic girdles so make sure you know the differences between the two.

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