tuberosity

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tuberosity

[‚tü·bə′räs·əd·ē]
(anatomy)
A large or obtuse prominence, especially as on bone for muscle attachment.
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By placing the thumb and the medium finger, respectively at the tibial tuberosity and at the upper spot of the femoral medial trochleal crest, the medium point between these two anatomic references was established using the index finger.
Prior to incision, relevant external landmarks, including the patella and patellar tendon, as it descends inferiorly from the patella to the tibial tuberosity should be palpated and noted.
Surgical and postoperative complications associated with tibial tuberosity advancement for cranial cruciate ligament rupture in dogs: 485 cases (2007-2009).
Effect of cranial cruciate ligament deficiency, tibial plateau leveling osteotomy, and tibial tuberosity advancement on contact mechanics and alignment of the stifle in flexion.
At the same time incision bone biopsy from left tibial tuberosity was taken from the radiologically suggested permeative lesion.
A third vertical line that extended from the tibial tuberosity along the femur allowed the formation of an angle.
OSD is characterized by inflammation of the growth plate just below the knee, the result of repetitive strain on the secondary ossification center of the tibial tuberosity.
The patellar ligament is usually only a few centimetres long, arising from the inferior patella and inserting distally into the tibial tuberosity.
Tibial Tuberosity Advancement (TTA), in which an incision is made in the front of the tibia, the bone is moved forward to alter the angle at which it meets the femur, and a plate is installed to secure it in that position.
5 inch above the insertion of the medial patellar ligament on the tibial tuberosity and 1.
PTAA was assessed with the help of two median points (midpoints between the anterior and posterior tibial cortex) marked at 5 cm distal to the tibial tuberosity, and 15 cm distal to the joint line.
With his relatively soft bones, he had torn the attachment of his patellar ligament off the front of his shin bone; a condition called tibial tuberosity avulsion.