When seen from a lateral view, several features are apparent in the os coxa. Locate the posterior superior iliac spine and the posterior inferior iliac spine along with the greater sciatic notch, the spine of the ischium, and the lesser sciatic notch. The ischial tuberosity is at the posterior, inferior edge of the ischium. Just anterior to the tuberosity is a strip of bone called the ischial ramus that attaches to the inferior pubic ramus. The body of the pubis is the most anterior part of the pubis and the superior pubic ramus is the portion that forms part of the acetabulum. Label and color these features on the illustration.
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