Pelvis

Pelvis and hip anatomy

The pelvis is a bony ring between the hips. It is made up of the sacrum in the back (posterior), the two hip bones (ilium and ischium) on the sides, and the pubis in the front. The pelvis connects to the spine at the sacrum and to the bones of the legs at the hip joints. The tailbone (coccyx) attaches to the lower tip of the sacrum.

ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical ReviewerAnne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
Specialist Medical ReviewerJennifer Hone, MD - Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism

Current as ofMay 23, 2016

Current as of: May 23, 2016

Author: Healthwise Staff

Medical Review: Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine & Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Jennifer Hone, MD - Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism