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SACRUM

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SACRUM

1. Five sacral vertebrae + costal elements fuse to form this bone.
2. It articulates with the ilum - but the SI joint is not weight bearing. The ligaments attached to it bear the weight of the body.
3. The upper surface of S1 slopes 30 degrees or more.


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REFERENCES

1. Mcminn. (2003). Last's Anatomy. Elsevier Australia. ISBN:0729537528. Read it at Google Books - Find it at Amazon
2. Netter, F. H. (2019). Atlas of human anatomy. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier.
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Ⓒ A. Manickam 2018

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