The pelvis protects parts of the digestive organs as well as the reproductive organs.
The pelvis protects parts of the digestive organs as well as the reproductive organs. It also provides support to the spinal cord.
Sacrum: The sacrum, also called the sacral vertebra, is a shield-shaped bone located at the base of the lumbar vertebrae. It strengthens and stabilizes the pelvis. The sacrum also forms the posterior pelvic wall.
Tail bone: The tailbone is also called the coccyx. It is a small bone with a triangular shape that roughly resembles a small tail. The coccyx is also the final segment of the vertebral column. The coccyx, along with the sacrum are weight-bearing structures that are important for movement.
Hip Bones: The human hip bones are composed of three parts- Pubis, Ilium and Ischium. Before puberty, these three bones are separated by cartilage called the triradiate cartilage. Usually, these bones begin to fuse from the age of 15-17.
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The pelvis is made up of the following bones: