pelvic girdle

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girdle

 [ger´d'l]
an encircling or confining structure.
pectoral girdle shoulder girdle.
pelvic girdle the encircling bony structure supporting the lower limbs.
shoulder girdle (thoracic girdle) the encircling bony structure supporting the upper limbs.

pel·vic gir·dle

[TA]
the right and left hip bones, joined anteriorly at the pubic symphysis and at the sacrum posteriorly, by which the appendicular skeleton of the free lower limbs is attached to the axial skeleton, which in so doing forms a bony ring.

pelvic girdle

n.
A bony or cartilaginous structure in vertebrates, attached to and supporting the hind limbs or fins. Also called pelvic arch.

pelvic girdle

The part of the skeleton to which the lower extremities are attached. Cf Shoulder girdle.

pel·vic gir·dle

(pel'vik gĭr'dĕl) [TA]
The bony ring formed by the hip bones and the sacrum, to which the lower limbs are attached.

pelvic girdle

The ring of bones at the lower end of the spine with which the legs articulate. Compare shoulder girdle. See also PELVIS.
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Fig. 248 Pelvic girdle . Anterior view of pelvic girdle in humans.

pelvic girdle

or

hip girdle

the skeletal support for the posterior limbs of vertebrates that transmits the power in locomotion from the hind limbs to the body.
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Polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR) This is characterized by aching and morning stiffness in the shoulders, hip girdle, and neck that gets better as the day goes on.
The muscles of the lower back and hip girdle will be overstretched, causing lower back pain.
For example, having flexible hips will promote better pelvic alignment, and having stronger hip girdle muscles will "hold" one's posture better.