Body of ischium
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|Body of ischium|
Right hip bone. External surface. (Ischium is at bottom left.)
Capsule of hip-joint (distended). Posterior aspect.
|Latin||Corpus ossis ischii|
|Anatomical terms of bone|
The body enters into and constitutes a little more than two-fifths of the acetabulum.
Its external surface forms part of the lunate surface of the acetabulum and a portion of the acetabular fossa.
Its anterior border projects as the posterior obturator tubercle.
From its posterior border there extends backward a thin and pointed triangular eminence, the ischial spine, more or less elongated in different subjects.
Above and below the spine
Above the spine is a large notch, the greater sciatic notch.
Below the spine is a smaller notch, the lesser sciatic notch.
- Anatomy photo:44:st-0723 at the SUNY Downstate Medical Center - "The Male Pelvis: Hip Bone"
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