After completing this study unit you will be able to:
1. Identify the parts and functions of the bony pelvis.
2. Understand the anatomy and function of the complex hip bone.
3. Name key facts about the sacrum and coccyx.
The bony pelvis is a complex basin-shaped structure that comprises the skeletal framework of the pelvic region and houses the pelvic organs. It consists of the hip bone and the sacrum, which are connected via the sacroiliac joint.
This video tutorial will present you with the anatomy and function of the bony pelvis.
For a detailed overview of the individual bones, have a look at the video tutorials below:
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Hip bone: Ilium, ischium, pubis
|Acetabulum, ischiopubic ramus, obturator foramen, greater sciatic notch, greater sciatic foramen
|Body of ilium, ala, gluteal surface, sacropelvic surface
|Body of ischium, ramus of ischium, ischial spine, lesser sciatic notch, lesser sciatic foramen
|Body of pubis, superior pubic ramus, inferior pubic ramus
|Base of sacrum, apex of sacrum, lateral part, pelvic surface, dorsal surface
|Base of coccyx, coccygeal horn, apex of coccyx
|Sacroiliac joint, pubic symphysis, lumbosacral joint, sacrococcygeal symphysis, hip joint