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Bones of the hip joint. Coloured 3D computed tomography (CT) scan of a side view of the left hip joint of a 28-year-old woman. The front of the body is at left. The acetabulum (hip socket) is where the pelvis bones articulate with the head of the femur (thigh bone) to form the hip joint. The main pelvic bones are known as the coxal bones, and consist of the ilium, ischium, and pubis. The pelvic bones visible here are the ilium (wing-shaped, top), as well as a partial view of the ischium and the pubis (lower left).
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