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What bones make up the pelvis?

Rick Olderman
Physical Therapy

The pelvis is a term given to a collection of bones on which our spine rests and with which our legs articulate. It is composed of:

  • Sacrum: a series of fused vertebra that articulate with the lowest lumbar vertebra and both ilia as well as the coccyx.
  • Ilia: two irregularly shaped bones that articulate with the sacrum and house the hip socket where the femur articulates.
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