Ischium


Bone Name
Ischium

Skeletal Division
Appendicular

Description
Body of shaft of ischium irregularly quadrilateral; can be described as having two surfaces, four borders, and four angles.

Articulation
Joins the illium and pubis at the acetabular angle where it articulates with the femur

Number
One pair

Common Name
Aitch bone

Appears In Crossection
Loin A-B

Location
Forms posterior part of ventral wall or floor of the bony pelvis; slopes slightly downward and inward, but practically horizontal in longintudinal direction

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