Posterior gluteal line
|Bone: Posterior gluteal line|
|Right hip bone. External surface. (Posterior gluteal line is red arch near top, labeled at center left.)|
|Latin||linea glutea posterior|
|Gray's||subject #57 232|
The posterior gluteal line (superior curved line), the shortest of the three gluteal lines, begins at the crest, about 5 cm. in front of its posterior extremity; it is at first distinctly marked, but as it passes downward to the upper part of the greater sciatic notch, where it ends, it becomes less distinct, and is often altogether lost.
Behind this line is a narrow semilunar surface, the upper part of which is rough and gives origin to a portion of the Gluteus maximus; the lower part is smooth and has no muscular fibers attached to it.
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Bones of pelvis/pelvic cavity
|General||sacrum, coccyx, hip bone|
|Ilium||Body (Arcuate line)|
Wing: gluteal lines (Posterior, Anterior, Inferior) - Fossa - iliac spines (Anterior superior, Anterior inferior, Posterior superior, Posterior inferior) - Crest - Tuberosity
|Ischium||Body (Ischial spine, Lesser sciatic notch) - Superior ramus (Tuberosity of the ischium) - Inferior ramus|
|Pubis||Body - Superior ramus (Pubic tubercle, Pubic crest, Obturator crest) - Inferior ramus (Pectineal line)|
|Compound||Acetabulum (Acetabular notch) - Iliopubic eminence/Iliopectineal line - Linea terminalis - Ischiopubic ramus/Pubic arch Lesser pelvis (Pelvic inlet, Pelvic brim, Pelvic outlet) - Greater pelvis|
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