Pelvis

The pelvis, or pelvic bone, derived from the Latin word for 'basin', is an anatomical structure found in most vertebrates. It is the name given to both a bony structure or pelvic girdle connecting the base of the spine to the rear limbs, and the region of the body defined by that structure. The muscles and tissue beneath the pelvic girdle are known as the pelvic floor. The rounded epiphysis of the femur called the Head articulates with the pelvic bone at the Hip Joint at the acetabulum.

Read more about Pelvis:  Pelvis Skeleton, Pelvic Cavity and Lesser Pelvis, Evolutionary History

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List Of Muscles Of The Human Body/version 2 - Muscles of Torso - Pelvis
... levator ani Muscle Origin Insertion Artery Nerve Action Antagonist iliococcygeus ischial spine and from the posterior part of the tendinous arch of the pelvic fascia coccyx and anococcygeal raphe levator ani nerve (S4) inferior rectal nerve from pudendal nerve (S3, S4) coccygeal plexus supports the viscera in pelvic cavity pubococcygeus back of the pubis and from the anterior part of the obturator fascia coccyx and sacrum controls urine flow and contracts during orgasm puborectalis lower part of the pubic symphysis S3, S4 ... levator ani nerve inhibit defecation Muscle Origin Insertion Artery Nerve Action Antagonist coccygeus Sacrospinous ligament sacral nerves S4, S5 or S3-S4 closing in the back part of the outlet of the pelvis ...
Pelvis - Evolutionary History - Evolution in Primates
... In primates the pelvis consists of four parts, the left and the right hip bones which meet in the midline ventrally and are fixed to the sacrum dorsally and the cocyx ... The most striking feature of the evolution of Pelvis in primates is the wideneing and the shortening of the blade called illium ...
Shoulder Presentation - Frequency and Causes
... head or the buttocks start to enter the upper part of the pelvis anchoring the fetus in a longitudinal lie ... lie is not reached, but possible causes include bony abnormalities of the pelvis, uterine abnormalities such as malformations or tumors (fibroids), and other tumors in the ...
Pelvic Cavity - Borders - Lesser Pelvis
... The lesser pelvis (or "true pelvis") is the space enclosed by the pelvic girdle and below the pelvic brim between the pelvic inlet and the pelvic floor ... Others define the pelvic cavity as the larger space including the greater pelvis, just above the pelvic inlet ... The lesser pelvis is bounded in front and below by the pubic symphysis and the superior rami of the pubes above and behind, by the sacrum and coccyx ...
Pelvic Fracture - Pathophysiology
... The bony pelvis consists of the ilium (i.e ... it comes to the stability and the structure of the pelvis, or pelvic girdle, understanding its function as support for the trunk and legs helps to recognize the effect a pelvic fracture has on ... This requires the pelvis to be strong enough to withstand pressure and energy ...