acetabulum

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Synonyms for acetabulum

the cup-shaped hollow in the hipbone into which the head of the femur fits to form a ball-and-socket joint

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There have not been many studies conducted on the acetabulum within African populations and no studies on the acetabula of Black African populations within KwaZulu-Natal.
Off the 100 specimens, 51 of the acetabula belonged to males (27 on the left side and 24 on the right side), while female acetabula amounted to 49 (29 on the left side and 20 on the right side).
The combined use of conventional imaging modalities and anatomical models improved the accuracy further of trainees assessing acetabula and aided in their education by serving as demonstrative tools [15].
-- Genital acetabula many pairs; female genital field with two pairs of acetabular plates; each anterior female acetabular plate with a very elongate, inner flap that is heavily sclerotized and bears one or two, short, thick, spinous, setae; posterior female plate modified and resembling that of Polyatax; pedipalp subcylindrical and well-sclerotized with tarsus rectangular and somewhat elongate with large, obvious clawlets; dorsum with obvious dorsal plates; male genital field as in Polyatax; male fourth walking leg apparently unmodified; bifid tarsal claws in all walking legs, while tarsal claws of second and third walking legs are obviously bifid to a lesser degree than those of the first and fourth walking legs; coxal plates with indistinct borders.
Acetabula on AP-pelvic radiographs were evaluated for the presence of the cross-over sign [12].
The last named species has two concentric acetabula, one enclosed within the other.
Studies on dysplastic acetabula and congenital subluxation of the hip joint: With special reference to the complication of osteoarthritis.
A bilateral condition affecting only the acetabula, with preservation of the articular cartilage and normal inflammatory markers, is unlikely to have an inflammatory or destructive etiology.