acetabulum

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acetabulum

[‚a·sə′tab·yə·ləm]
(anatomy)
A cup-shaped socket on the hipbone that receives the head of the femur.
(invertebrate zoology)
A cavity on an insect body into which a leg inserts for articulation.
The sucker of certain invertebrates such as trematodes and tapeworms.
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Maintaining adequate flexibility in the pelvic girdle muscles is another important focus of management to keep the head of the femur well stabilized in the hip socket.
Damaged cartilage and bone, including the head and neck of the femur, are removed and replaced with a prosthetic ball and metal stem inserted into the femur bone and an artificial hip socket.
Femoral arthroplasty's relative failure to address problems on the acetabular side of the joint combined with the problems of cup arthroplasty and the failure of the hip socket arthroplasty, led to the development of the total hip arthroplasty.
In fact doctors were already in the operating theatre with Josh when they decided his hip socket hadn't grown enough to allow them to operate.
The bone under study was not part of the pelvic girdle but rather the neck of the thigh bone (femur) which fits up into the hip socket.
Lovelace and Walker seek respective damages against Zimmer for multiple surgeries and debilitating injuries they suffered due to the defective Durom Acetabular Component, an artificial hip socket known as the Durom Cup, which is manufactured and sold by Zimmer.
Concentrate on keeping the alignment of your torso and hips stacked while the thigh bone rotates inside the hip socket.
Three years ago she had a ground breaking operation which cut out her hip socket, before surgeons screwed it back together again.
But Brierly, who was born without a hip socket, has only been playing sitting volleyball or indeed competing in any disability sport since 2010, after she was spotted while walking in Queensferry.
J&J's DePuy unit faces more than 4,500 lawsuits over the ASR XL Acetabular System, a hip socket used in traditional replacement surgery, and the ASR Hip Resurfacing System, a partial hip replacement that involves placing a metal cap on the ball of the femur to preserve more bone.
They found evidence of deformity of the head of the femur, leading to abnormal contact between the femur and the hip socket, in men and adolescents who played in an elite basketball club since they were eight years old.