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Monahan

Pelvic Girdle (Pelvis)

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How many coxal bones do you have? two
What does coxal refer to? hips
Name the three general regions of a coxal bone. ilium, pubis, and ischium
Name the most superior region of a coxal bone. Hint: It is the flared part. ilium
When you put your hands on your hips, which feature of the ilium are your hands resting? iliac crest
Name the most inferior region of a coxal bone. ischium
When you sit down, which feature of the ischium is supporting your weight? ischial tuberosity
Name the most anterior region of a coxal bone. pubis
The two coxal bones are fused anteriorly by which piece of fibrocartilage? symphysis pubis
Name the fossa on a coxal bone that articulates with the head of the femur. acetabulum
Which direction does the acetabulum always have to face? towards the lateral side of body (outward)
Name the two bones that surround the obturator foramen. pubis and ischium
Name the large hole within a coxal bone. obturator foramen
How many coxal bones do you have? two
What does coxal refer to? hips
Name the three general regions of a coxal bone. ilium, pubis, and ischium
Name the most superior region of a coxal bone. Hint: It is the flared part. ilium
When you put your hands on your hips, which feature of the ilium are your hands resting? iliac crest
Name the most inferior region of a coxal bone. ischium
When you sit down, which feature of the ischium is supporting your weight? ischial tuberosity
Name the most anterior region of a coxal bone. pubis
The two coxal bones are fused anteriorly by which piece of fibrocartilage? symphysis pubis
Name the fossa on a coxal bone that articulates with the head of the femur. acetabulum
Which direction does the acetabulum always have to face? towards the lateral side of body (outward)
Name the two bones that surround the obturator foramen. pubis and ischium
Name the large hole within a coxal bone. obturator foramen
True or False. The anterior superior iliac spines are farther apart on a male pelvis. False, a male pelvis is more narrow so the spines would be closer together in comparison to a female pelvis.
True or False. The sacrum is longer and more narrow within a female pelvis. False, the coxal bones of female pelvis are flared out more making the sacrum shorter and wider.
True or False. The pubic arch is greater than 90 degrees within a female pelvis. True due to the flared, wider hips of a female.
Created by: smonahan