In addition, the posterior fibers of the levator ani, specifically the posterolateral fibers of the iliococcygeus muscle, as well as the apex of the coccygeus muscle both arise from the pelvic surface of the ischial spine.
English: Ischial spine
Latin: Spina ischiadica
|Definition||Sharp bony projection found on the posterior aspect of the ischium, between the greater and lesser sciatic notches.
|Function||Attachment point for sacrospinous ligament, iliococcygeus muscle, coccygeus muscle, superior gemellus muscle
Learn more about the bony landmarks of the hip bone in the following study unit:
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