Iliac tuberosity

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Iliac tuberosity
Right hip bone. External surface.
Right hip bone. Internal surface.
Latin tuberositas iliaca
TA A02.5.01.122
FMA 16908
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.


This article incorporates text in the public domain from the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)

  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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