Book One -- The things that sustain and support the entire body, and what braces and attaches them all. [the bones and the ligaments that interconnect them] | Chapter 29 On the Bones Which Are Attached to the Sides of the Sacrum

How the strength of the hipbone is provided for

On account of this use, the iliac bone is made heavy and strong on its inner side toward the upper region of its connection with the sacrum (M, N, O in fig. 3) [linea arcuata] and is extended in a continuous eminence as if to the inner part of a second 42 tubercle which not only augments the strength of the hipbone but also provides the starting point for the tenth of the muscles [m. obturator internus] that move the femur (F, G in the 16th table of muscles and r in the 13th), which occupies the inner surface of the pubic bone 43 and rotates the femur outward.



Book One -- The things that sustain and support the entire body, and what braces and attaches them all. [the bones and the ligaments that interconnect them] | Chapter 29 On the Bones Which Are Attached to the Sides of the Sacrum