Pelvic Girdl1

Pelvic Girdl1 - that protects internal reproductive organs,...

Info iconThis preview shows page 1. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Pelvic Girdle The pelvic (hip) girdle transfers the weight of the upper body to the legs. It consists of a pair of coxal  bones (os coxae, hip bones), each of which contains three fused bones: the ilium, ischium, and  pubis. Together with the sacrum and coccyx, the pelvic girdle forms a bowl-shaped region, the pelvis, 
Background image of page 1
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Unformatted text preview: that protects internal reproductive organs, the urinary bladder, and the lower part of the digestive tract. Features of these bones are given in Figure 1. Figure 1. The pelvic girdle...
View Full Document

Ask a homework question - tutors are online