Bones of the Pelvic Girdle and Lower Limb

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Pectoral

flexibility most important; lightweight; insecure axaial and limb attachments

Pelvic

massive; secure axail and limb attachments; weight-bearing most importants

Uterus, bladdar, rectum, small intestine, and reproductive organs

What organs are protected by the pelvic girdle?

Male Pelvis

Female Pelvis

fallen arches

a weakening of the tendons and ligaments supporting the arches of the foot

illium, ischium, pubis

fuse to form the coxal bone

ischium

"sit-down" bone of the coxal bone

pubic symphysis

point where the coxal bones join anteriorly

iliac crest

superiormost margin of the coxal bone

acetabulum

deep socket in the coxal bone that receives the head of the thigh bone

sacroiliac joint

joint between axaial skeleton and pelvic girdle

femur

longest, strongest bone in the body

fibula

thin lateral leg bone

tibia

heavy medial leg bone

femur, tibia, patella

bones forming knee joint

tibial tuberosity

point where the patellar ligament attaches

patella

kneecap

tibia

shinbone

medial malleolus

medial ankle projection

lateral malleolus

lateral ankle projection

calcaneus

largest tarsal bone

tarsals

ankle bones

metatarsals

bones forming the instep of the foot

gluteal tuberosity, greater and lesser trochanters

sites of muscle attachment on the proximal femur

talus

tarsal bone that "sits" on the calcaneus

tibia

weight-bearing bone of the leg

talus

tarsal bone that articulates with the tibia

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