In advanced cases the pelvis becomes obliquely contracted—a deformity known as the scoliotic pelvis.
lateral curvature of the spine, 1706, medical Latin, from Greek skoliosis "crookedness," from skolios "bent, curved," from PIE root *skel- (3) "crooked, curved, bent, perverted." Related: Scoliotic.
scoliotic sco·li·ot·ic (skō'lē-ŏt'ĭk)
Of, relating to, or affected by scoliosis.
scoliosis sco·li·o·sis (skō'lē-ō'sĭs, skŏl'ē-)
A condition of lateral curvature of the spine, which may have just one curve or primary and secondary compensatory curves and be fixed or mobile.