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.
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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
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pel′vic gir′dle

the compound bony or cartilaginous arch supporting the hind limbs or analogous parts in vertebrates.
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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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"I also really struggled with pelvic girdle pain in my first two pregnancies, to the extent I was in crutches by the third trimester of each pregnancy."
The trend of reduced thickness of the LS and GS is supported by several past studies that also had reported delayed muscle activity of the LS and GS among patients with lumbar and pelvic girdle pain.26-28 The LS and GS work together to create a rigid cylinder of abdominal cavity there by protecting the mechanical stress to sacroiliac joint and aids in normal load transfer to the pelvis and lower extremities.
Pregnant ladies feel lots of aches and pains from the pelvic girdle, which can feel similar.
Many face conditions such as Clark's diastasis recti, which one study suggested is experienced by 60 percent of women postpartum, or uterine prolapse, incontinence or generalized pain in the pelvic girdle.
Birth coach Alexandra Kremer added that hypermobility can create more issues like pelvic girdle pain and sometimes lead to premature labor.
The accused was also accused to have shot one Olu Obolo in the leg and macheted him at the rear pelvic girdle and thereby committed an offence contrary to and punishable under section 320 (1) of the criminal code cap 37 volume 1 Laws of the Ondo State 2006.
Three of the most common causes include vulvodynia (chronic pain in the vulvar region), pelvic floor dysfunctions (issues with muscles, ligaments, and joints of the pelvic girdle), and vaginal atrophy (vaginal dryness, tissue thinning, and mild incontinence).
Pelvic Girdle Pain and Low Back Pain in Pregnancy: A Review.
Pregnancy and childbirth can be particularly challenging for the core - studies suggest 50 per cent of pregnant women will have low back pain, while 20 per cent will have pelvic girdle pain.
A PMR is an autoimmune disease similar to rheumatoid arthritis but affecting primarily the muscles and joints of the shoulder girdle, the pelvic girdle and the hands.
The victim sustained a serious bullet wound at the pelvic girdle and is admitted to Samburu referral hospital in Maralal town.