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sacroiliac

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

Definition of sacroiliac in English:

adjective

Anatomy
1Relating to the sacrum and the ilium.
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.
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.

Words that rhyme with sacroiliac

haemophiliac (US hemophiliac), necrophiliac

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