Bones of the pelvis

The pelvic skeleton is composed of the following bones:

The three bones fuse together during puberty and ossify around age 25. The left and right hip bones join in the pubic symphysis.

  • Sacrum (read more)- a triangular-shaped bone at the base of the spine, which is formed by 5 sacral vertebrae that are fused with each other (it happens between ages 18 to 30)

  • Coccyx  (read more)- also known as the tailbone, the final bony segment of the spine, which consists of 3 to 4 rudimentary vertebrae fused together