Ligamentous contributions to pelvic stability.

@article{Vrahas1995LigamentousCT,
  title={Ligamentous contributions to pelvic stability.},
  author={Mark Steven Vrahas and T C Hern and Denis J Diangelo and James Kellam and Marvin Tile},
  journal={Orthopedics},
  year={1995},
  volume={18 3},
  pages={271-4}
}
The purpose of this study was to examine the ligamentous contributions to pelvic stability. Thirteen fresh frozen cadaver pelves were loaded in an MTS materials testing machine, and the supporting ligaments were sequentially cut. After each ligament was cut, measurements of pelvic stability were made. Pelvic stability was maintained most effectively when the pelvic ring remained intact. The sacrotuberous and sacrospinous ligaments contributed little to overall pelvic stability. The posterior… CONTINUE READING

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