The pelvis is a basin-shaped structure that supports the spinal column and protects the abdominal organs. It contains the following:
Sacrum. A spade-shaped bone that is formed by the fusion of 5 originally separate sacral vertebrae.
Coccyx (also called the tail bone). Formed by the fusion of 4 originally separated coccygeal bones.
Ilium. The broad, flaring portion of the hip bone (the crest of the pelvis).
Pubis. The lower, posterior part of the hip bone.
Ischium. One of the bones that helps form the hip.
Stroke is a leading cause of death and a
leading cause of serious, long-term disability, according to the American Heart Association (AHA) and the American Stroke Association (ASA). The ASA reports that strokes are the fourth leading cause of death in the U.S. Find out more about stroke by taking this quiz, based on information from the AHA and the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS).