Definition of sacroiliac in English:


Line breaks: sacro|iliac
Pronunciation: /ˌseɪkrəʊˈɪlɪak
, ˌsak-/


  • 1Relating to the sacrum and the ilium.
    More example sentences
    • The anterior sacroiliac ligament connects the sacrum to the ilium in the same manner.
    • Acupuncture was the treatment of choice for patients with one sided sacroiliac pain and double sided sacroiliac pain
    • A bone scan with sacroiliac indices is indicated if sacroiliitis is suspected.
  • 1.1Denoting the rigid joint at the back of the pelvis between the sacrum and the ilium.
    More example sentences
    • Two views of the involved joint should be obtained, with the possible exception of the sacroiliac joints and the pelvis.
    • Ankylosing (immobility and fixation) of the back gives rise to the ‘poker back’, and sclerosis or fusing of the sacroiliac joints leads to immobility and low back pain.
    • The earliest abnormalities occur in the sacroiliac joints and include pseudo-widening or narrowing from subchandral erosions sclerosis.

More definitions of sacroiliac

Definition of sacroiliac in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day astrogation
Pronunciation: ˌastrəˈgāSHən
(in science fiction) navigation in outer space