The acetabulum (cotyloid cavity) is a concave surface of the pelvis. The head of the femur meets with the pelvis at the acetabulum, forming the hip joint.
The anterior superior iliac spine (abbreviated: ASIS) is a bony projection of the iliac bone and an important landmark of surface anatomy. It refers to the anterior extremity of the iliac crest of the pelvis, which provides attachment for the inguinal ligament, and the sartorius muscle. The Tensor fasciae latae muscle attaches about 5cm away at the iliac tubercle.
The crest of the ilium (or iliac crest) is the superior border of the wing of ilium and the superolateral margin of the greater pelvis.
From the posterior border of the body of the Ischium there extends backward a thin and pointed triangular eminence, the ischial spine, more or less elongated in different subjects.
The pubic tubercle is a prominent forward-projecting tubercle on the upper border of the medial portion of the superior ramus of the pubis. The inguinal ligament attaches to it.The pubic spine is a rough ridge that extend from the pubic tubercle to the upper border of pubic symphysis.
The ischial tuberosity (or tuberosity of the ischium, tuber ischiadicum), also known informally as the sitz bone, or as a pair the sitting bones) is a large swelling posteriorly on the superior ramus of the ischium. It marks the lateral boundary of the pelvic outlet.