10 FUNCTIONS OF PELVIC GIRDLE It supports the weight of the body from the vertebral column.It also protects and supports the lower organs, including the urinary bladder, the reproductive organs, and the developing fetus in a pregnant woman.
15 DIFFERENCES IN M/F PELVIS Female inlet is larger and circularFemale pelvis is shallower, lighter, thinnerFemale sacrum is shorterFemale ischial spines are shorter, farther apartPubic arch is more rounded
25 ARTHRITIS RA – rheumatoid arthritis – 3x women Autoimmune disease Joint replacement usually necessaryGA – gouty arthritisUric acidMales 30+genetic
26 Osteoarthritis is a deterioration of cartilage and overgrowth of bone often due to "wear and tear". Rheumatoid arthritis is the inflammation of a joint's connective tissues, such as the synovial membranes, which leads to the destruction of the articular cartilage.