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where axial skeleton joins appendicular skeleton


where three bones fuse together to make the hip bone

ossa coxae

fusion of ilium, ischium, and pubis

iliac crest

this is felt when touching your hips

Sacroiliac joint

what attaches the hip bone to the sacrum

ventral foramina

holes on the anterior side of the sacrum

dorsal foramina

holes on the posterior side of the sacrum

sacral canal

passageway for nerve roots through the sacrum

sacral crest

ridge found on the posterior side of the sacrum

Auricular Surface

where the hip bones articulate, also where sacroiliac joint is formed

False Pelvis

area superior to the pelvic brim

True Pelvis

area inferior to the pelvic brim


also known as the tail-bone, technically not part of the pelvic girdle

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