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Human pelvis. Coloured three-dimensional Computed Tomography (CT) scan of bones of a normal adult pelvis. At top centre is the flattened region where lumbar vertebrae articulate with the pelvis; at lower left & right is the rounded head of each femur (thigh bone) which fit into hip sockets of the pelvis. The pelvis itself is formed by bones of the sacrum and coccyx (fused vertebrae, at centre) and two curved innominate or hip bones. The pelvis supports and protects internal organs and tissues of the abdomen, and provides a site for the attachment of muscles of the trunk and lower limbs.
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