Sacroiliac joint - Definition

August 2017


Definition


The sacroiliac joint is located in the pelvis, on both sides of the sacrum, and is composed of iliac bones. It is surrounded by ligaments; there are no muscles at this particular joint. It permits pelvis movements, both forward and backward, that are useful during childbirth, even if they are not used on a daily basis. A localized injury can trigger sacroiliac and lumbar pains. Ankylosing spondylitis, an arthritic disorder, may also cause sacroiliac pain.

Related

Published by Jeff. Latest update on November 5, 2013 at 08:30 AM by Jeff.
This document, titled "Sacroiliac joint - Definition," is available under the Creative Commons license. Any copy, reuse, or modification of the content should be sufficiently credited to CCM Health (health.ccm.net).