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Human Anatomy Synopsis: Pelvic Girdle & Lower Limb

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Topics include osteology and joints, blood vessels; nerve plexuses and lesions; pelvic and lower limb muscles in outline format with illustrations, cadaver dissections, tables, and study questions.
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This is one of four synopses describing Human Anatomy in an outline format that includes numerous diagrams, cadaver dissections, tables and study questions. This synopsis describes osteology and joints; blood vessels; peripheral nerves plexuses and lesions; and muscles of the pelvic girdle and lower limb. Each synopsis is based on over 40 years of course materials used by thousands of students and multiple instructors. Other synopses include Human Anatomy Synopsis: Axilla and Upper Limb; Human Anatomy Synopsis: Neck and Spine; and Human Anatomy Synopsis: Thorax, Abdomen and Pelvis.

About the author

Professor Gorniak taught graduate health care professionals at 3 Universities for 40 years. He has a PhD. in Anatomical Sciences, a BS in Physical Therapy and practiced clinically for 15 years. He has over 30 peer reviewed publications on anatomy and biomechanics; 5 years of NIH post-doctoral work in biomechanics; developed online Anatomy and Biomechanics courses; produced a video dissection series; and authored illustrated note packs for Biomechanics and Anatomy.

  1. Preface
  2. Pelvic girdle and hip joint
    1. Osteology
    2. Joints, ligaments, bursae
    3. Pelvic arteries (figs. 1-11, 1-12)
    4. Pelvic nerves
    5. Gluteal region (from the iliac crest superiorly to the gluteal fold inferiorly and to body midline medially)
    6. Muscles of the iliac region (figs. 1-13, 1-14, 1-20)
  3. The thigh and knee
    1. Osteology
    2. Joints, ligaments and bursae
    3. Anterior compartment of the thigh
    4. Medial compartment of the thigh
    5. Posterior compartment of the thigh
    6. Popliteal fossa
  4. Leg, ankle and foot
    1. Osteology
    2. Joints, ligaments and bursae
    3. Anterior compartment contents
    4. Posterior compartment contents
    5. Lateral compartment contents
    6. Dorsum of the foot contents
    7. Sole of the foot contents
    8. Sensation of the lower limb
  5. Lower limb injuries
  6. Study questions answers
  7. References

About the Authors

William Conrad

Dr. Will Conrad has been a licensed Physical Therapist since 2004 and has taught Anatomy, Physiology and Orthopedics at the graduate level since 2005. Dr. Conrad holds an Educational Doctorate (EdD) with an emphasis on Anatomy Education, a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree (DPT), a Master’s degree in Exercise Science and Rehabilitation, and Undergraduate Degrees in both Clinical Nutrition and Nutrition/Fitness/Health. Dr. Conrad has numerous peer reviewed anatomy-based publications and has also spoken on the topic of anatomy education in the health sciences. Additionally, Dr. Conrad has co-authored a cadaver-based video dissection series, an independent online anatomy course as well as multiple Anatomy Synopsis textbooks. Dr. Conrad’s post-graduate clinical experience includes acute care, out-patient, and home health physical therapy.

Gerard Gorniak

Professor Gorniak taught graduate health care professionals at 3 Universities for 40 years. He has a PhD. in Anatomical Sciences, a BS in Physical Therapy and practiced clinically for 15 years. He has over 30 peer reviewed publications on anatomy and biomechanics; 5 years of NIH post-doctoral work in biomechanics; developed online Anatomy and Biomechanics courses; produced a video dissection series; and authored illustrated note packs for Biomechanics and Anatomy. He is currently retired in Florida with his wife of 48 years, 2 children and 4 grandchildren.