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What is the anterior superior iliac spine (ASIS)?

The anterior superior iliac spine (ASIS) is the most anterior aspect of the iliac crest in the hip. It is easily palpable on most people and is commonly referred to as the hip bone.

(This answer provided for NATA by the University of Tampa Athletic Training Education Program)

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