Ultimate Pelvic Anatomy Resource

Ultimate Pelvic Anatomy Resource 2017-07-03T11:08:00+00:00

Articles, Links, and Videos, Oh My!

Ever wanted a resource with articles, pictures and videos of pelvic anatomy all in the same place? Here it is!

I’ve been putting this together for a while and am very excited to share this with you! This resource will  evolve and update as new, exciting links are found. The content ranges from basic articles to in-depth anatomical reviews. Please leave a comment if you think other links or articles should be included in this resource. As always, thanks for all of the support. If you are a self-proclaimed Pelvic Nerd or just want to learn more about pelvic anatomy, I hope you enjoy! ~ Tracy Sher, MPT, CSCS

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Female Pelvic Anatomy:

Basic Information

 Diane Lee PDF: Understanding Back and Pelvic Girdle Pain – with basic anatomy

Interactive Anatomy: The 3D Vulva

***New Addition (2/17/13) 360 Degree View of the Pelvis – Muscles, Nerves, Arteries and more!

A funny, but thorough description: Women’s Health Magazine – Female Reproductive System Explanation

Anatomy of the Female Pelvis for Dummies

** Great info to know!    Muscles of the Pelvic and Perineum, Origin, Insertion, Action, and Nerve

Ten Myths about the Hymen

**Great video (10/24/13): The Vulva: The Vagina’s Neighborhood

Another Great Video: The Clitoris

** New (2/1/16) One of the Best Interactive Pelvic Anatomy Guides I’ve Seen. Amazing! (Must be viewed on a computer) 

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*by Trustees of Columbia University.

Additional Pictures

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Cutaneous Innervation of the Female Pelvic Floor courtesy of Diane Jacobs.

Cutaneous Innervation of the Female Pelvic Floor courtesy of Diane Jacobs. * THIS ONLY shows skin level – so this does not include the deep innervation of some nerves such as pudendal nerve.

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Cutaneous Innervation of the Male Pelvic Floor courtesy of Diane Jacobs.* THIS ONLY shows skin level – so this does not include the deep innervation of some nerves such as pudendal nerve.

Innervation of perineum. (a) Pudendal nerve, (b) inferior cluneal nerve, (c) obturator nerve, and (d) genitofemoral and ilioinguinal nerves. Courtesy of and permissions by Dr. Michael Hibner, MD.

Innervation of perineum. (a) Pudendal nerve, (b) inferior cluneal nerve, (c) obturator nerve, and (d) genitofemoral and ilioinguinal nerves.
Courtesy of and permissions by Dr. Michael Hibner, MD.

Beyond Basics:

** Check this out!! PDF Download with Dissection pics too : The Neuroanatomy of Female Pelvic Pain – Springer

Diane Lee PDF: Neuromuscular Anatomy

Abstract:  Neuroanatomy of the female abdominopelvic region. Pelvic pain syndromes.

 Standardization of Terminology of the Pelvic Floor: (c/o Herman and Wallace):

 Anatomy of the Pelvic Floor and Stress Continence System

Female Pelvic Floor Anatomy: The Pelvic Floor, Supporting Structures and Pelvic Organs

PDF: Contemporary views on female pelvic anatomy  (2005)

Abstract/Shortened Version: Facts and Myths about the Pelvic Floor

 Functional anatomy of the pelvic floor

Slideshare Presentation: Anatomy of Female Reproductive System

** new addition (1/12/14) An excellent set of videos  and information- AnatomyZone Tutorials: The Female Reproductive System

Male Pelvic Anatomy: 

Basic Information:

WebMD Male Reproductive System

A funny, but thorough male description: Women’s Health Magazine and the Male Reproductive System

Anatomy of the Male Pelvis for Dummies

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** Added 2/1/16   Excellent Video: The Penis

Another Excellent Video: Testicles

Beyond the Basics: 

** New addition (1/12/14)  Full Access to the Video Library for the International Academy of Pelvic Surgery. Videos include detailed anatomy and surgical procedures of the pelvis. * You must sign up for free to gain access – it’s worth it!

Abstract: Dynamics of Male Pelvic Floor Contractions with US Imaging

Neuroanatomy of the male pelvis in respect to radical prostatectomy including three-dimensional visualization 

Yoga and Pelvic Anatomy:  ***new addition (1/12/14)

One of the BEST sites ever for combining yoga and anatomy. Great posts on the diaphragm, labral tear prevention, and the piriformis.   The Daily Bandha

Yoga Anatomy Visualization – Check out the anatomy pants – hamstrings, glutes. Well done!

Links to Pictures:

The TIPNA website – Collection of  Pelvic and Pudendal Anatomy Images 

Pudendal Hope Website- Anatomy Section 

Videos:

Basic Vaginal Prolapse Video Link

** New Addition (2/5/2013). Excellent 3D Pelvic Anatomy, Part 1

***New Addition (2/17/13) 3D Pelvic Anatomy, Part 2

** New Addition (2/5/2013). Pelvic Cadaver Anatomy – Male and Female

** Very well Done! Anatomy of the Inguinal Region (Drawings)

Basic Anatomy of the Bony Pelvis and Pelvic Floor Musculature

Anatomy of the Pelvis- Everything You Need to Know:

Female Bony Pelvis:

Female anatomy – plastic model:

Surface anatomy of the abdomen:

** New addition (9/21/13) SI Joint Anatomy, Biomechanics and Prevalence

** New addition (9/21/13) Anatomy Drawing of the Sacroiliac Ligaments

Pelvis – Sex differences:

*Added 4/5/15

Incredible Videos Worth Watching! *Added 4/5/15

Anatomy of Pelvis and Perineum – 1  (Lots more than just male pelvic viscera!)

Anatomy of Pelvis and Perineum – 2

*Added 2/1/16 Human Anatomy Dissection 10 (part 1 of 2) Pelvic Outlet

Anatomy Book Recommendations (more will be added):

The Pelvic Floor