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The bony pelvis is formed by 4 bones; a pair of hip bones, the sacrum and the coccyx. The bony pelvis supports the pelvic viscera and works to transmit force from the axial skeleton to the lower limbs.
The two hip bones are related anteriorly by the symphysis pubis and posteriorly to the sacroiliac joints bilaterally.   The hip joint is a large synovial socket and ball joint which is formed by the femoral head (the ball) and the acetabulum (the socket). The acetabulum is formed by pelvic bones; the ilium, the ischium and the pubis.   The hip joint represents the articulation between the lower extremity and the axial skeleton and allows a high degree of mobility while being stable.   This 3D model was created from the file STS_040   The original CT examination can be reviewed at: The 3D muscle model created from this scan can be reviewed at:  The 3D skin model created from this scan can be reviewed at: