iliac spine


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an·te·ri·or in·fe·ri·or il·i·ac spine

[TA]
spine on the anterior border of the ilium between the anterior superior iliac spine and the acetabulum; site of origin for the direct head of the rectus femoris muscle.

iliac spine

One of four spines of the ilium, namely, the anterior and posterior inferior spines and the anterior and posterior superior spines.
See also: spine

spine, spina

1. a thornlike process or projection.
2. the backbone, or vertebral column. See also spinal.

cuneal spine
the axial ridge of the upper surface of the frog in the hoof of the horse that projects into the digital cushion.
iliac spine
small salients along the dorsal and ventral borders of the ilium, divided into cranial and caudal, dorsal and ventral, in cats and dogs, contrasted to the single sacral and coxal tubers in large animals.
ischial spine
the crest of bone to which the sacrosciatic ligament attaches and which provides the origin of the gluteus profundus muscle.
plant s's
cause cutaneous laceration and subcutaneous abscess, oral mucosal laceration and ulceration, conjunctival injury.
scapular spine
the ridge that divides the lateral surface of the scapula into the supraspinous and infraspinous fossae.
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The floor of the inguinal canal is formed by the inguinal ligament (inferior edge of the external oblique aponeurosis, which attaches at the anterior superior iliac spine and the pubic tubercle) and its extension, the lacunar ligament.
Although clinical measurement from the anterior superior iliac spine to the medial malleolus of the ipsilateral ankle can be useful, radiographic measurement is more accurate--however, a multitude of factors including flexion contractures of the hip or knee can affect this measurement.
When the diaper is being worn, the first region is to be applied to the part of the wearer from the iliac creat to the anterior superior iliac spine and the said second regions relocated in a region adapted to be applied to the part of a wearer below an upper iliac region of the wearer.
Static posture examination suggested a posterior pelvic tilt, since the line crossing the postero-superior and antero-superior iliac spines was almost horizontal.
After placing the pelvic tracker onto the iliac crest with three pins, the routine registration of the vertical plan, right and left anterior superior iliac spines, and symphysis pubis was completed (Fig.
Prior to measurements, the skin levels of T1, T12, L5, and posterior superior iliac spines were located by palpation with the subjects standing upright by using the protocol described by Chen et al.
More specifically the attachment to the iliac crest is depicted to be at the posterior iliac spines (Romanes, 1964; Sobotta, 1909; Williams et al.
Sectioning of the anterior SI ligaments and the sacrospinous ligaments allowed the pelvis to completely open, until the point of bony abutment by the posterior superior iliac spines (PSISs).
The procedure was performed successfully using the standard pelvic laparoscopic ports placement along an inverted V line between the umbilicus and both anterior superior iliac spines.
A 3cm long vertical incision was made over both anterior inferior iliac spines and supra-acetabular screws were placed from the anterior inferior iliac spines to the posterior inferior iliac spines to fix the bilateral iliac wing fractures.