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.
Briefly, rotation of the tibial component was determined from three axial slices, namely, just below the tibial base plate, at the level of the polyethylene tibial insert, and at the level of the tip of the tibial tuberosity (Figure 2).
The patella, as well as the patellar tendon and its insertion into the tibial tuberosity, are important external landmarks and should be identified by palpation prior to incision.
The TTA, tibial tuberosity advancement, is also a more technical surgery than the lateral suture repair.
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.
The anterior superior iliac spine (ASIS), the centre of the patella and the tibial tuberosity, were marked using a pen.
A progressive soft-tissue dissection was performed to isolate the tumor with the planned margin and with the preservation of the anterior tibial tuberosity. Both PSIs (one for the patient and one for the allograft) were sterilized by standard autoclaving the day before the surgery.
How does it occur?: It is believed the muscles in the front of legs (Quadriceps) come down around the knee-cap (patella) and form the patella tendon that connects to the shin (tibial tuberosity) which pulls at the growth plate that is located in that region of the knee.
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. (2) Closure of the tibial growth plate is the definitive remedy for OSD, but the pain that some adolescents experience until that happens can be long-lasting and considerable.