Iliac tuberosity

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Iliac tuberosity
Right hip bone. External surface.
Right hip bone. Internal surface.
Latin tuberositas iliaca
Gray's p.234
Anatomical terms of bone

Behind the iliac fossa is a rough surface, divided into two portions, an anterior and a posterior.[1] The posterior portion, known as the iliac tuberosity, is elevated and rough, for the attachment of the posterior sacroiliac ligaments and for the origins of the Sacrospinalis and Multifidus.


  1. ^ T. Alan Twietmeyer; Thomas McCracken (2001). Coloring Guide to Human Anatomy (3rd ed.). Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. p. 10. ISBN 9780781730426. Retrieved 8 January 2013. 

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This article incorporates text from a public domain edition of Gray's Anatomy.