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Pubic crest

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Overview of the bony pelvis.

The pubic crest forms the rounded superior border of the body of pubis. It has a raised eminence at its lateral end called the pubic tubercle

It contributes to the formation of the linea terminalis, which is a distinct ridge that separates the greater pelvis from the lesser pelvis. It is formed by the sacral promontory, the arcuate line, the pectineal line and the pubic crest.

The pubic crest functions as a proximal attachment site for the rectus abdominis and pyramidalis muscles as well as the superior pubic ligament.

Terminology English: Pubic crest

: Crista pubica
Definition The pubic crest forms the upper border of the body of the pubis.

Learn more about the bony landmarks of the pelvis by working your way through the following study unit:

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