Pelvic Bones

  • Philip Thorek


The complete bony ring which forms the pelvis, so named because of its resemblance to a basin, is composed of 2 hip bones, anteriorly and laterally, and the sacrum and the coccyx, posteriorly. The cavity thus created is divided into a smaller inferior portion called the true pelvis and a larger superior one, the false pelvis. The line of separation between these two is the iliopectineal line (Fig. 473). The side walls of the true pelvis are formed largerly by the pubes and the ischia; the side walls of the false pelvis are formed by the ilia.


Ischial Spine Obturator Foramen Anterior Inferior Iliac Spine Great Sciatic Notch Sacral Hiatus 
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© Springer-Verlag New York, Inc. 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • Philip Thorek
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  1. 1.Thorek Hospital and Medical CenterChicagoUSA
  2. 2.Cook County Graduate School of MedicineUSA
  3. 3.University of Illinois College of MedicineUSA
  4. 4.American College of Chest PhysiciansUSA

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