Iliac Crest

The iliac crest is a long curved ridge along the border of the ilium, which is the uppermost and largest bone in the pelvis. The iliac crest forms the prominence of the hip and is an important bone for use in surgery requiring bone grafting due to its easy access and its large source of available bone for use. It is also a common site for bone marrow donation in diseases such as leukemia. The crest terminates anteriorly forming the anterior superior iliac spine while just below the...

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    [Continued from above] . . . termination is the anterior inferior iliac spine. The posterior termination forms the posterior superior iliac spine and below forms the posterior inferior iliac spine.