iliococcygeus muscle

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il·i·o·coc·cyg·e·us mus·cle

(il'ē-ō-kok-sij'ē-ŭs mŭs'ĕl)
The posterior part of the levator ani arising from the tendinous arch of the levator ani muscle and inserting on the anococcygeal ligament and coccyx.
Synonym(s): musculus iliococcygeus [TA] , iliococcygeal muscle.
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The levator ani is further made up of the pubococcygeus, puborectalis, and iliococcygeus muscles.
Vaginal procedures are McCall culdoplasty, high uterosacral ligament suspension, iliococcygeus fascia suspension, Sacrospinous ligament fixation.
are placed into each iliococcygeus fascia, or prespinous fascia, inferior to the ischial spine.
Finally, vaginal suspension from the sacral promontory (abdominal sacral colpopexy; ASC), uterosacral or sacrospinous ligaments (sacrospinous ligament fixation; SSLF), or the iliococcygeus fascia may be performed to repair concomitant apical compartment defects (vaginal vault prolapse).
10) The key muscles are the levator and group, made up of the pubococcygeus, iliococcygeus and puborectatis muscles.
Answer: Yes, provided documentation clearly indicates that the vaginal vault was attached to either the sacrospinous ligament or the iliococcygeus muscle.
Inside the pelvis the inferior gluteal artery gives branches to piriformis, ischiococcygeus and iliococcygeus muscles.
Addressing hypertonus in the levatores ani, particularly the pubococcygeus and iliococcygeus (DeFranca, 1996), iliopsoas (Headley, 1997; Lee, 1999), piriformis, adductors (Costello, 1998), quadratus lumborum, hamstrings, obturator internus, coccygeus, and gluteus medius (Lee, 1999) are essential for complete treatment of this region (see Tables 7, 8, & 9).
I then slide my finger laterally until I feel the iliococcygeus muscle, at which point I gently dissect down until I feel the ischial spine.
Liu states, "The active support of the pelvic floor comes from the levator ani muscles (the iliococcygeus and pubococcygeus muscles).
The Inmon-Meeks prespinous suspension, he continued, represents a major improvement, using the iliococcygeus fascia to support the posterior wall of the vagina.