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articular surface for hip joint

obturator foramen

hole by the acetabulum

iliac crest

rim across top

iliac fossa

on the medial side; flat, hollowed out area for muscle attachment

anterior superior iliac spine

front end point of crest

anterior inferior iliac spine

just below ASIS

posterior superior iliac spine

back end point of crest

posterior inferior iliac spine

just below PSIS

greater sciatic notch

big notch on back of ilium, just below PSIS

auricular surface

"earlike"; articulates with sacrum


posterior part of pelvis

ischial spine

pointy part on upper ischium

ischial tuberosity

part you sit on, bottom of ischium

lesser sciatic notch

smaller notch, below ischial spine

body of pubis


superior ramus

braches up from body of pubis

inferior ramus

branches down from body of pubis

pubic tubercle

tip of body of pubis


tail bone


dent/divot in head of femur

greater trochanter

superior and lateral to lesser trochanter of femur

lesser trochanter

inferior and medial to greater trochanter of femur

trochanteric fossa

area under "wave" of femur

intertrochanteric line

imaginary, anterior side; connects greater and lesser trochanter

intertrochanteric crest

can see, ridge from greater to lesser trochanter on posterior femur

gluteal tuberosity

where muscle attches on posterior side of femur

linea aspera

thin line down posterior side of femur below gluteal tuberosity

pectineal line

medial, proximal femur

adductor tubercle

bump on distal, medial femur

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