Arcuate line of ilium
|Arcuate line (ilium)|
Male pelvis. (Arcuate line shown in red.)
Right hip bone. Internal surface. (Arcuate line visible shown in red.)
|Latin||linea arcuata ossis ilii|
|Anatomical terms of bone|
It forms part of the border of the pelvic inlet.
The arcuate line marks the border between the body (corpus) and the wing (ala) of the ilium, and, running inferior, anterior, and medial from the auricular surface to the area corresponding to the acetabulum, it also indicates where weight is transferred from the sacroiliac joint to the hip joint.
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- Anatomy photo:44:st-0704 at the SUNY Downstate Medical Center