SPRINGER MEDIZIN / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY SPRINGER MEDIZIN / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Hip anatomy, computer artwork. At top is the lumbar (lower) spine. The large triangular bone beneath it is the sacrum, with the cocyx (tailbone) beneath that. Either side of the sacrum are the large ear-shaped hip bones, which are formed from three fused bones, the ilium, ischium and pubis. These articulate with the head of the femur (thigh bone) to form the hip joint. Also seen are some of the buttock muscles, including the gluteus maximus (inside the thigh bones) and the gluteus mediua (upper right).
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