triangular-shaped bone at the bottom of the spine
In humans, the sacrum is a large, triangular bone. It is at the bottom of the spine and the upper and back part of the pelvis.
|Anatomical terms of bone|
It fits like a wedge between the two hip bones. Its upper part connects with the last lumbar vertebra, and bottom part with the coccyx (tailbone). During the first half of life these bones gradually fuse together.
The sacrum is concave facing forward, and tilted forward. The sacrum connects with four bones:
- the last lumbar vertebra above
- the coccyx (tailbone) below
- the illium portion of the hip bone on either side