It is a thin pointed triangular eminence that project from the dorsal order of the ischium. It gives the attachment to the gemellus superior on its external surface and to the coccyges, levator ani, and pelvic fascia on its internal surface. The pudendal nerve passes dorsal to the ischial spine. The ischial tuberosity is the point of origin of the adductor and hamstring muscles of the thigh, as well as the sacrotuberous ligaments. The forceful pull of these muscles, can happen during a variety of sports, as a result of a trauma, such as a fall or other type of injury, or through the overuse of the hamstrings, as is common among runners and soccer players. In rare cases an avulsion fracture or separation of the ischial tuberosity or apophysis can occur.
Related Journals of Ischial Spine
Journal of Spine & Neurosurgery, Spine Research, Orthopedic & Muscular System: Current Research, Journal of Neuroinfectious Diseases, Journal of Neurological Disorders, Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine, The Spine Journal, Global Spine Journal, International Journal of Spine Surgery, European Spine Journal, Spine Deformity, Journal of Craniovertebral Junction and Spine, Asian Spine Journal