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What is the shape of the sacrum and which direction does the base go?

Large triangle shaped bone with the base directed upward.

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What is the sacrum wedged between?

The innominate bones on each side.

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The sacrum is formed by the fusion of _ sacral vertebrae after aproximately __ years of age.

5 sacral vertebrae after approx. 20 years of age

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What does the base of the sacrum articulate with?

5th lumbar vertebrae

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What does the apex of the sacrum articulate with?

Coccyx

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What does the sacral canal contain?

Cauda equina and spinal meninges

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Describe the pelvic surface of the sacrum and the direction it faces.

Smooth concave surface facing anteriorly and inferiorly

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How many pairs of pelvic sacral foramen are present and what is their purpose?

4 pairs which serve as passage for nerves

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How many raised lines does the pelvic surface of the sacrum have? Which direction do they run?

4 raised transverse lines

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Describe the dorsal surface of the sacrum

Roughened convex shaped surface

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What type of facets are present on the dorsal surface of the sacrum? What do they articulate with?

Superior articular facets which articulate with the inferior articular facets of the 5th lumbar vertebrae.

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How many pairs of dorsal sacral foramen are present and what is their purpose?

4 pairs which serve as passage for nerves

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Median sacral crest is a midline ridge comprised of fused ____

Spinous processes

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2 intermediate sacral crests on the ___ side of the dorsal foramen formed by the fused ___ and ___ processes.

2 intermediate sacral crests on the MEDIAL side of the dorsal foramen formed by the fused SUPERIOR and INFERIOR articular processes.

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2 lateral sacral crests on the ____ side of the dorsal foramen formed by the fused ___ processes.

2 lateral sacral crests on the LATERAL side of the dorsal foramen formed by the fused TRANSVERSE processes.

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What does the articular surface of the sacrum articulate with?

The ilium

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What does the rough and pitted area on the lateral surface of the sacrum provide attachment for?

The sacroiliac ligament

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What is the shape of the coccyx and what direction does it point?

Triangular in shape, directed inferiorly.

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How many vertebrae does the coccyx consist of? What type

4 vestigial, rudimentary, undeveloped vertebrae

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Describe the dorsal and pelvic surface of the coccyx.

Dorsal surface is roughened, pelvis surface is smooth.

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What 3 components compose the innominate bone?

Ilium, ischium and pubis

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What fraction of the hip bone is comprised of the ilium?

2/3

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What fraction of the acetabulum is comprised from the ilium?

2/5

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what direction does the gluteal surface point?

posterior and lateral

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what is the gluteal surface inferior and superior to?

inferior to iliac crest, superior to acetabulum

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How many ridges does the glutel surface have?

What are there directions?

3 - posterior, anterior, inferior

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Which is the shortest most pronounced gluteal line?

posterior gluteal line

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what two points does the posterior gluteal line run between?

iliac crest 4cm anterior to the PSIS running downward to the PIIS

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what is the longest, arc shaped gluteal line?

anterior gluteal line

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what two points does the anterior gluteal line run between?

tubercle of the crest 5cm posterior to ASIS to the middle of the upper margin of the greater sciatic notch

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what two points does the inferior gluteal line run between?

starts from the AIIS above and arches posterior and inferior to the lower border of the greater sciatic notch

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which direction does the iliac fossa point

anterior and medial

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what bony landmark provides origin for iliacus?

The iliac fossa

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What seperates the iliac fossa and the sacropelvic surface?

a ridge called the medial border

35

Describe the auricular surface

ear shaped smooth surface, irregular and covered by hyaline cartilage

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what does the scaropelvic surface articulate with and what does this articulation form?

articulates with the sacrum to form the sacroiliac joint

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what two points does the iliac crest run between?

ASIS to PSIS

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What is the superior border of the ilium called?

Iliac crest

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where is the tubercle of the iliac crest found?

5cm posterior to the ASIS on the superior side of the crest

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What does the ASIS provide attachment for?

Origin of sartorius and superior attachment of inguinal ligament

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What is on either end of the greater sciatic notch (boney landmarks)

PIIS (Superiorly)

Ischial Spine (Inferiorly) 

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what converts the sciatic notch into a foramen?

sacrotuberous and sacrospinous ligaments

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what is another name for the arcuate line?

iliopectineal line

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what does the arcuate line provide seperation between?

divides bone into that part that bounds the abdomen and that part that bounds the pelvis

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what is the bump that marks the union of the ilium and the pubis called?

iliopubic eminence

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what is the anterior portion of the innominate called?

pubis

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where is the pubis in relation to the acetabulum?

anterior and inferior

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the pubis consists of a ___ and two ___

a BODY and two RAMI

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the pubis comes from both sides to meet in front to form the ___

symphysis pubis

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what muscles does the pubis provide origin for?

adductor muscles

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what part of the innominate is the ischium?

inferior, posterior part

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what shape is the ischium?

L-shaped

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the ischium consists of a ___ and one __

body and one ramus

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what is the lowest part of the innominate?

Ischial tuberosity

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what obscures the ischial tuberosity when the hip is extended?

gluteus maximus

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what muscles originate from the ischial tuberosity

hamstrings

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what ligament attaches to the ischial tubersoity?

sacrotuberous ligament

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Where is the ischial spine located?

small projection on the posterior border between the GSN and LSN

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what is the ischial spine superior/inferior to?

superior to the lesser sciatic notch and inferior to the greater sciatic notch

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what does the Ischial spine provide attachment for?

sacrospinous ligament

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which aspect of the innominate is the acetabulum found?

lateral

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what directions does the acetabulum face?

lateral inferior and anterior

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what is the shape of the articular surface of the acetabulum? Which aspect is widest?

articular surface is horseshoe shaped and widest superiorly

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What forms the acetabulum? (_/5)

-pubis forms the anterior and inferior 1/5

-ischium forms the posterior and inferior 2/5

-ilium forms the remaining 2/5

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