Advertisement

What are the sacrum and coccyx?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
The sacrum and coccyx are a group of bones fused together at the base of the spine. Watch to learn more about these bones in your spine.



Continue Learning about Parts of The Skeletal System

How is cortical bone different from cancellous bone?
Gerald M. SilvermanGerald M. Silverman
Every bone in your body is composed primarily of calcium compounds arranged into two distinct pa...
More Answers
What is the posterior superior iliac spine (PSIS)?
National Athletic Trainers' AssociationNational Athletic Trainers' Association
The posterior superior iliac spine (PSIS) is located on the back, just above the buttock. It can...
More Answers
Where is the hyoid bone located?
National Athletic Trainers' AssociationNational Athletic Trainers' Association
The hyoid bone is a horseshoe-shaped bone in the front of the neck. This bone is not directly co...
More Answers
What is the function of the scapula?
Rick OldermanRick Olderman
The scapula (shoulder blade) is a strange-looking triangular bone that's slightly curved. It houses ...
More Answers

Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.