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Pelvis. Computer artwork showing the bones of a healthy pelvis. At top is the spine, which consists of blocks of bone (vertebrae) separated by spongy intervertebral disks. The spine ends in the sacrum (upper centre), which forms the back of the pelvis. The sacrum is connected to the large ear-shaped hip bones. Each hip bone is formed from three fused bones and accommodates the ball of the head of each femur (thigh bone, centre right and left), forming the hip joints.
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