Vertebrae, Sacral


Bone Name
Vertebrae, Sacral

Skeletal Division
Axial

Description
Irregularly shaped

Articulation
Joins the lumbar vertebrae anteriorly, the coccygeal vertebrae posteriorly with the lateral surface joined to the illium

Number
Formed by the fusion of five vertebrae, is conveniently described as a single, the sacrum

Common Name
Sacrum

Appears In Crossection
Loin B-G

Location
The dorsal area of the posterior loin region

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