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Pubic Symphysis

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Other Names

  • Symphysis Pubica

Origin


Insertion


Actions

  • Movement: very little, max 2 mm shift, 1° rotation[1]
  • Form the anterior component of the pelvic ring
  • Helps transfer weight from upright trunk to the hips
  • Facilitates delivery of baby during child birth

Vascular Supply

  • Branches of
    • Obturator Artery
    • Inferior Epigastric Artery

Innervation

  • Branches of
    • Pudendal Nerve
    • Genitofemoral Nerve
    • Hypogastric/ Ilioinguinal Nerve

Clinical Significance


See Also


References


  1. Becker I, Woodley SJ, Stringer MD. The adult human pubic symphysis: a systematic review. J. Anat. 2010;217 (5): 475-87.
Created by:
John Kiel on 14 July 2020 17:36:15
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