What is the plural of acetabulum?
noun. ac·e·tab·u·lum | \ ˌa-sə-ˈta-byə-ləm \ plural acetabulums or acetabula\ ˌa-sə-ˈta-byə-lə \
Is acetabular the same as acetabulum?
At the lower part of the acetabulum is the acetabular notch, which is continuous with a circular depression, the acetabular fossa, at the bottom of the cavity of the acetabulum.
What is the superior acetabulum?
The acetabulum is the deep, cup-shaped structure that encloses the head of the femur at the hip joint (Fig. 9.4). It is interesting to note that the acetabulum is formed by a combination of all three bones of the pelvis: the ilium, pubis, and ischium.
What is the medical term for acetabulum?
Acetabulum: The cup-shaped socket of the hip joint. The acetabulum is a feature of the pelvis. The head (upper end) of the femur (thighbone) fits into the acetabulum and articulates with it, forming a ball-and-socket joint.
What is Acetabuli?
What is Os Acetabuli? An Os Acetabuli is a lesion of the acetabular rim commonly seen in patients with Femoral Acetabular Impingement (FAI) and hip dysplasia. It is an unfused secondary ossification (process of creating bone) center of the acetabulum and is an area in the acetabulum where bone has not properly formed.
What is the plural of femur?
femur /ˈfiːmɚ/ noun. plural femurs also femora /ˈfɛmərə/ femur.
What is the kneecap called?
The smaller bone that runs alongside the tibia (fibula) and the kneecap (patella) are the other bones that make the knee joint. Tendons connect the knee bones to the leg muscles that move the knee joint.
Is os acetabuli painful?
Os acetabuli (Os) or acetabular rimfractures are often seen in femoroacetabular impingement patients and can result in groin pain. When seen in symptomatic patients, the question is whether to remove them or to fixate the loose fragment to the acetabular rim.
Does os acetabuli need surgery?
Surgical Treatment. Most acetabular fractures are treated with surgery. Because acetabular fractures damage the cartilage surface of the bone, an important goal of surgery is to restore a smooth, gliding hip surface.