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1

Name 5 functions of the pelvis

1. Cradles and protects the reproductive organs
2. Absorbs and dissipates the ground reaction
force as it transfers from the feet to the pelvis
when walking or running
3. Offers attachment for the lower limbs
4. Transfers weight of the trunk onto the legs
5. Takes the weight of the sitting body

2

Name the four bones of the pelvis

Two innominate bones (hip bones)
One sacrum
One coccyx

3

The 2 innominate bones are joined together anteriorly by which joint?

Symphysis pubis

4

Which 2 joints connect the innominate bones to the sacrum?

Sacroiliac joints

5

Name the joint which connects the coccyx to the sacrum?

Sacrococcygeal joint

6

The 2 innominate bones are each formed by the fusion of 3 bones around the acetabulum. What is the acetabulum?

The socket of the hip bone

7

Which part of the pubic bone are the levator ani attached to?

The inner surface of the pubic bone

8

How many fused vertebrae make up the sacrum?

Five

9

Which lumber vertebra does the sacrum articulate with?

Last lumbar vertebrae

10

The sacroiliac joint is described as being a synovial joint. What does this mean?

Joints lubricated with synovial fluid, cushion the joints and allow free movement

11

The coccyx is composed of 4 small fused vertebrae. Which of the following muscles are not attached to the coccyx?
a) Bulbocavernosus
b) Rectus abdominus
c) Pubococcygeus
d) Transverse perineal
e) Iliococcygeus

Bulbocavernous

12

Name the FIVE pelvic joints which are held together by ligaments

Interpubic ligaments at the symphysis pubis
Sacroiliac ligaments
Sacrococcygeal ligaments
Sacrotuberous
Sacrospinous

13

Name the EIGHT points of the pelvic brim

Starting at the back and moving clockwise:
Sacreal Promontory
Sacreal Ala
Sacroiliac Joint
Iliopectinial Line
Iliopectinial Eminence
Superior Ramus
Upper Inner Border of Pubic Bone
Upper Inner Border of Symphysis Pubis

14

Identify the two points on the brim between which the following diameters lie and the measurement of each diameter:
Anteroposterior
Transverse
Right Oblique
Left Oblique

Anteroposterior - Sacrum to Pubic Bone (11cm)
Transverse - Left to right Inonimate Bone (13cm)
Right Oblique - Right sacrum to left ishium (12cm)
Left Oblique - Left sacrum to right ishium (12cm)

15

What forms the anterior wall of the pelvic cavity?

The pubic bone and symphysis pubis

16

What forms the posterior wall of the pelvic cavity?

The curve of the sacrum

17

What is generally agreed to be the diameter of the pelvic cavity?

12cm

18

Identify the two points of the obstetric outlet between which the following diameters lie and their diameters:
Anteroposterior
Transverse
Obliques

Anteroposterior - Lower border of symphysis pubis to sacrococcyygeal joint (13cm)

Transverse - between ischial spines (10-11cm)

Obliques - From obturator foramen and sacrospinous ligament (12cm)