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Pelvic Girdle & Leg

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Pelvis
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ilium

 

(Superior region)

sacroiliac joint

Iliac Crest

Iliac Fossa

anterior pelvis

Anterior

Anterior superior iliac spine

Anterior inferior iliac spine

Posterior

Posterior superior iliac spine

Greater Sciatic Notch

posterior pelvis

Ischium

 

(Posterior inferior)

Ischial Spine

Ischial Tuberosity

Obturator Foramen

lateral coxae

lateral coxae

 

Pubis or Pubic Bone

 

(Anterior inferior)

Symphysis Pubis Joint

Pubic Arch

Acetabulum

 

anterior pelvis

 

 

 

Femur

Proximal

Head of the Femur

Greater Trochanter

Lesser Trochanter

 

femur

Distal

Lateral & Medial Condyles

Lateral & Medial Epicondyles

Patellar Surface

 

 
 
Patella

 

 

 

 

 

patella

 

 

 

Tibia

Anterior Crest

 

tibia and fibula

Proximal

Medial & Lateral Condyles

Tibial Tuberosity

Distal

Medial Malleolus: 

Fibular Notch

 

 

 

 

 

Fibula

 
Proximal

 Head of the fibula

tibia and fibula

Distal

Lateral Malleolus

 

 

 
 
 
 
Tarsals

Calcanous 

Talus

Navicular

Cuboid

Medial Cuneiform

Intermediate Cuneiform

Lateral Cuneiform

tarsals lateral

 

Metatarsals

 

1 to 5

talsals, metatarsals and phalanges

 

 
 
 
Phalanges

 

1 to 5

 

Proximal phalanx

Medial phalanx

Distal phalanx

 

Differences between male and female

differences between the male and female pelvis

FEMALE

MALE

flared ilium

straight ilium

greater angle on the public arch

smaller angle on  the pubic arch

wide pelvic cavity

narrow pelvic cavity

 

 

 

Mnemonic

 

TIBia is the Thick, Inner Bone.

 

FibuLa is Finer and Lateral.

California Trails Nevada in Citrus, Melons, and Indian Lilacs

Calcanous 

Talus

Navicular

Cuboid

Medial Cuneiform

Intermediate Cuneiform

Lateral Cuneiform