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Flashcards in The pelvic girdle Deck (32):
1

what is the pelvic girdle? location?

a ring-like structure, located in the lower part of the trunk

2

what does the pelvic girdle connect?

connects the axial skeleton to the lower limbs

3

what does the pelvis consist of?

2 hip bones: sacrum and coccyx

4

what are the articulations within the pelvis?

Sacroiliac Joints (x2)
Sacrococcygeal symphysis
Pubic symphysis

5

what do the 2 sacroiliac joints connect?

Between the ilium of the hip bones, and the sacrum

6

what does the sacrococcygeal symphysis connect?

Between the sacrum and the coccyx

7

where is the pubic symphysis?

Between the pubis bodies of the two hip bones

8

where do ligaments attach in the pelvis?

Ligaments attach the lateral border of the sacrum to various bony landmarks on the bony pelvis

9

function of ligaments within the pelvis?

aid stability

10

main functions of the pelvis?

Transfer of weight
Provides attachment
Contains and protects

11

what does the pelvis transfer weight from and to?

from the upper axial skeleton to the lower appendicular components of the skeleton, especially during movement

12

what does the pelvis provide attachment for?

for a number of muscles and ligaments used in locomotion

13

what does the pelvis contain and protect?

the abdominopelvic and pelvic visera

14

how can the osteology of the pelvic girdle be divided?

into 2:
superior portion = greater pelvis (false pelvis)
inferior portion = lesser pelvis (true pelvis)

15

function of greater (false) pelvis?

It provides support for the lower abdominal viscera (ileum and sigmoid colon), and has no obstetric relevance

16

what is contained within the lesser (true) pelvis?

Within this reside the pelvic cavity and pelvic viscera

17

what is the pelvic inlet?

The junction between the greater and lesser pelvis

18

what is the pelvic brim?

The outer bony edges of the pelvic inlet

19

what determines the size of the pelvic inlet?

the pelvic brim (edges)

20

posterior border of pelvic inlet?

The sacral promontory (the superior portion of the sacrum)

21

lateral border of pelvic inlet?

The arcuate line on the inner surface of the ilium, and the pectineal line on the superior ramus

22

anterior border of pelvic inlet?

The pubic symphysis

23

what does the pelvic inlet determine?

determines the size and shape of the birth canal

24

function of prominent ridges of pelvic inlet?

key areas of muscle and ligament attachment

25

what is the Linea Terminalis?

Refers to the combined pectineal line, arcuate line and sacral promontory

26

what is the Iliopectineal line?

Refers to the combined arcuate and pectineal lines

27

where is the pelvic outlet located?

located at the end of the lesser pelvis, and the beginning of the pelvic wall

28

posterior border of pelvic outlet?

The tip of the coccyx

29

lateral border of pelvic outlet?

The ischial tuberosities and the inferior margin of the sacrotuberous ligament

30

anterior border of pelvic outlet?

The pubic arch (the inferior border of the ischiopubic rami)

31

what is the sub-pubic angle?

The angle beneath the pubic arch

32

which gender has a larger sub-pubic angle?

greater size in women