The Pelvis

The pelvis is the lower portion of the trunk, located between the abdomen and the lower limbs.

The pelvis’s frame is made up of the bones of the pelvis, which connect the axial skeleton to the femurs, and therefore acts in weight bearing of the upper body. The floor of the pelvis is made up of the muscles of the pelvis, which support its contents and maintain urinary and faecal continence. There are many organs that sit in the pelvis, including much of the urinary system, and lots of the male or female reproductive systems. The skin, tissues and organs in the pelvis are supplied by the vasculature of the pelvis, and innervated by many nerves of the pelvis, including the pudendal nerve.

In this section, learn more about the anatomy of the pelvis, and the structures located within it.

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Areas of the Pelvis

  • The Sciatic Foramina
  • The Perineum

Bones of the Pelvis

  • The Sacroiliac Joint
  • The Coccyx
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Muscles of the Pelvis

  • The Pelvic Floor

Organs of the Pelvis

  • The Ureters
  • The Urethra
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The Male Reproductive System

  • The Seminal Vesicles
  • The Bulbourethral Glands
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The Female Reproductive Tract

  • Ligaments of the Female Reproductive Tract
  • The Cervix
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Vasculature of the Pelvis

  • The Arteries of the Pelvis
  • Venous Drainage of the Pelvis

Other

  • The Pudendal Nerve

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