Title: A Study of the Ossification of Anterior Sacroilac Ligament
Authors: Dr K. Parthiban, Dr K.Vidulatha
Background: The sacroiliac joints are the largest axial joints in the body formed by the articulation of the innominate bones on the either side with the sacrum. These joints are huge and highly specialized as they play a pivotal role in the transmission of the entire weight of the upper part of the body to the lower limbs through the sacrum and the in nominal bones. The stability of the joints depends upon bony factors, bridges of depression in the auricular surfaces, the strong ligaments which connect the auricular surfaces, and the muscles which surround the joint. The ligaments which surround the joint may at times get ossified producing a variety of clinical conditions which may cause concern to physicians, neurologists and orthopaedician.
Keywords: Bony ankylosis, sacroiliac ligament innominate bone, ossification.