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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70 m height individual; under the ischial tuberosities of pelvic bone, two 20 mm latex plates were placed, simulating the soft tissue found naturally below bony prominences (Matsuo et al.
Cadet and coworkers reviewed relevant studies and recommended hemiarthroplasty in medically stable patients who are able to protect the shoulder in a sling after surgery to allow healing of the tuberosities.
area centered on the ischial tuberosities and coccyx and dividing this by the total pressure measured across the whole mat.
Reduce pressure on the sensitive ischial tuberosities bones by choosing seats with ample curvature.
Tuberosities are not easily distinguishable on moose (Alces alces) pelvises, even when a large number are available for comparison.
Bone resorption (osteopaenia) * Sub-periosteal Radial aspect of middle phalanges, medial side of humerus, tibia * Intracortical Terminal tufts(acro-osteolysis) * Endosteal Hands and long bones * Trabecular Skull (salt and pepper appearance) * Sub-ligamentous Trochanters, calcaneus, ischial/humeral tuberosities, lateral clavicle * Sub-chondral Acromioclavicular, sacro-iliac and sternoclavicular joints 2.
lachrymans, so that the distance between it and the outer face equals or exceeds that between the primary keels; female hornless; weak temporal crests in female; parietal more reduced; brain case shorter; occipital concave in the vertical plane; condyles larger and projecting more to the rear; basioccipital shallower, with gently rounded surface, more triangular on account of the greater expansion of the posterior tuberosities (Pilgrim, 1939).
Areas of special concern include the sacrum, coccyx, ischial tuberosities, trochanters, scapulae, occiput, heels, digits, nose, and ears.
The increase in spinal load from sitting has been associated with an increase in pressure under the ischial tuberosities.
It is a diamond shaped space bounded by the angles formed by the inferior pubic ligament at the pubic symphysis, the tip of the coccyx and the ischial tuberosities.
The intact PB positions itself and the anus just above the level of the ischial tuberosities.
Sixty percent of the weight of the torso is placed upon the two ischial tuberosities -- two boney protuberances on the base of the hips.

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