pelvic girdle

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pelvic girdle

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

pelvic girdle


pelvic arch

(Anatomy) the skeletal structure to which the lower limbs in man, and the hind limbs or corresponding parts in other vertebrates, are attached

pel′vic gir′dle

the compound bony or cartilaginous arch supporting the hind limbs or analogous parts in vertebrates.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pelvic girdle - the structure of the vertebrate skeleton supporting the lower limbs in humans and the hind limbs or corresponding parts in other vertebratespelvic girdle - the structure of the vertebrate skeleton supporting the lower limbs in humans and the hind limbs or corresponding parts in other vertebrates
coccyx, tail bone - the end of the vertebral column in humans and tailless apes
hipbone, innominate bone - large flaring bone forming one half of the pelvis; made up of the ilium and ischium and pubis
ilium - the upper and widest of the three bones making up the hipbone
ischial bone, ischium, os ischii - one of the three sections of the hipbone; situated below the ilium
os pubis, pubic bone, pubis - one of the three sections of the hipbone; together these two bones form the front of the pelvis
sacrum - wedge-shaped bone consisting of five fused vertebrae forming the posterior part of the pelvis; its base connects with the lowest lumbar vertebra and its tip with the coccyx
girdle - an encircling or ringlike structure
appendicular skeleton - the part of the skeleton that includes the pectoral girdle and the pelvic girdle and the upper and lower limbs
articulatio coxae, coxa, hip joint, hip - the ball-and-socket joint between the head of the femur and the acetabulum
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In the British Journal of Sports Medicine, experts from the Norwegian Institute of Public Health, said: "High-impact exercises were associated with less risk of pelvic girdle pain.
An estimated one in five women suffer with pregnancy-related pelvic girdle pain (PPGP) or symphysis pubis dysfunction, which is a misalignment or stiffness of the pelvic joints.
This can lead to low back pain, pelvic girdle pain, or both," says author Zbigniew Gugala, MD, PhD.
Donna, whose daughter Laila is now three, was drawn to alternative therapies in a bid to ease her SPD, which is sometimes called pregnancy-related pelvic girdle pain (PPGP).
Conservative methods suggest lateral decubitus bed rest, a pelvic girdle, walking aids, and progressive mobilization [9-10], although some clinicians also use pelvic traction [7].
An upper torso, biomimetic lumbar spine, and pelvic girdle assembly (referred to as the human mechanical analogue) were designed to emulate the structural properties of a human torso.
The survey included the Epidemiology of Prolapse and Incontinence Questionnaire (EPIQ) and the Pelvic Girdle Pain Questionnaire (PGPQ), both of which are validated tools; the Female Athlete Triad Screening Questionnaire, which is endorsed by the National Collegiate Athletic Association; and various medical and demographic questions.
The issue shows a relationship between urinary incontinence in this group of women with pelvic and lumbar disorder and insufficient distribution of inter abdominal pressure in this area and low back pain [7], Others acknowledge that, distal organs' alignment can change pelvic girdle through powers imposed via feet.
The Tiktlik pelvic girdle was nearly identical in size to its shoulder girdle, a tetrapod-like characteristic.
Aldabe D, Milosavljevic S & Bussey MD (2012) Is pregnancy related pelvic girdle pain associated with altered kinematic, kinetic and motor control of the pelvis?
PregnancyA[degrees]related pelvic girdle pain (PPGP) is a collection of symptoms caused by a misalignment or stiffness in the pelvis or lower back during foetal development.