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ramus

[′rā·məs]
(anatomy)
A slender bone process branching from a large bone.
(vertebrate zoology)
The barb of a feather.
(zoology)
The branch of a structure such as a blood vessel, nerve, arthropod appendage, and so on.
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But the zone of highest von-Mises stress varied during gait from superior pubic ramus for maximum load (Figure 3a) to central inferior ilium for minimum load (Figure 3b).
In this study, the case of a patient, who has been receiving bisphosphonate treatment for 10 years and developed multiple fractures (left femoral diaphysis, bilateral pubic ramus and sacrum), was presented and the literature was reviewed.
There may be palpable tenderness over the pubic ramus, but the most specific sign is tenderness over the medial inguinal floor, or Hesselbach's triangle.
A technetium bone scan was performed and demonstrated abnormal uptake about the right superior pubic ramus and the left pubic rami.
The anteroposterior radiograph of the pelvis shows a lytic, expansile lesion of the right acetabulum that extends into the ilium and superior pubic ramus with cortical breakthrough of the iliopubic line.