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The pelvis is a bony ring between the hips. It is made up of the
sacrum in the back (posterior), the two hip bones (ilium and ischium) on the
sides, and the pubis in the front. The pelvis connects to the spine at the
sacrum and to the bones of the legs at the hip joints. The tailbone (coccyx)
attaches to the lower tip of the sacrum.
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerAnne C. Poinier, MD - Internal MedicineAdam Husney, MD - Family MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerJennifer Hone, MD - Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
Current as ofMay 23, 2016
Current as of:
May 23, 2016
Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine & Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Jennifer Hone, MD - Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
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