Coxal tuberosity - Tuber coxae

Description

The coxal tuberosity is the lateroventral projection of the wing of ilium. It is an important landmak : it forms the poins of the hip visible in the horse and ox and palpable in the dog. 

In the dog and other carnivores, the tuber coxae has two prominences; the cranial and caudal ventral iliac spines (not usually visible, both are readily palpable).


Text by Antoine Micheau, MD - Copyright IMAIOS

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