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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Doctors have told him his shoulder will heal on its own but have inserted metal screws to stabilise the shattered hip socket.
Hip dysplasia is a painful condition common in larger dogs, in which abnormal formation of the hip socket can cause crippling lameness and painful arthritis of the joints.
The appropriate technology--the type of bearing and method used to put the new hip socket in place and secure the parts--will depend on what your expectations are, says Wright.
Eighteen months ago, Johnson & Johnson's DePuy Orthopaedics unit recalled its 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 in order to preserve more bone.
It would be very unusual for the bone to come out of the socket without breaking part of the hip socket and depending on how bad the injury is will determine if he needs surgery.
Another joint condition that is exacerbated by obesity is hip dysplasia, an inherited and potentially crippling malformation of the hip socket that prevents a proper fit with the ball at the top of the thigh bone.
I'm confident that the hip socket and new prosthesis give added mobility and speed and will promote Joyce to the apostles' travelling team, as she is from Elmira, Ont.
HIP RESURFACING: Surgeons reshape the head of the femur (large thigh bone) where it connects to the hip socket, then place a metal cap on the femoral head, which is held in place by a short stem drilled into the femur.
A plastic cup is placed in the enlarged hip socket (fig.
Liza was born with only one hip socket, she lived her first months breathing with a ventilator and eating with a feeding tube, and she has had three hip operations and one spine surgery.