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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The ligamentous plica is located within the acetabular fossa at the acetabular attachment of the ligamentum teres.
For further evaluation, an MR arthrogram was done showing a cavity in the acetabular fossa filled with a lesion with an isosignal similar to cartilage highly suggestive of primary osteochondromatosis.
Magnetic resonance imaging showed a large sessile osteochondroma in the acetabular fossa (Figure 3(b)).
The middle of the bi-hip-femoral axis was equidistant from the acetabular calculated centres identified by digitalising 10 points on the concave surface of the acetabular fossa of each acetabulum.
It is composed of a rough non-articular part called the acetabular fossa and a smooth lunate articular surface.