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 Reviewer Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine

Current as ofMarch 21, 2017

Current as of: March 21, 2017

Author: Healthwise Staff

Medical Review: Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine & Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine