from The Century Dictionary.
- Belonging to the acetabulum; of the nature of an acetabulum; cotyloid; cup-like.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective Cup-shaped; saucer-shaped; acetabuliform.
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- adjective cup-shaped; saucer-shaped;
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adjective of the cup-shaped socket that receives the head of the thigh bone
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In the past 10 to 15 years, doctors have discovered one specific cause of hip pain: a tear in the acetabular labrum, a condition in which the cartilage that lines the hip socket is damaged.
I now sport a Duroloc (r) 100 acetabular titanium cup with sintered titanium beads for in-bone growth adhesion.
I also suffered an acetabular fracture of the right hip—a serious derailment, in other words—and an open femoral intertrochanteric fracture in the same area.
If luxation is downward, traction on the extremity will tend to dislodge the head of the femur from the inferior acetabular margin making reduction possible.
The round ligament (ligamentum teres) is the principal binding structure of the hip joint and it arises in a notch in the head of the femur and is attached in the subpubic groove close to the acetabular notch.
Fractures which include the acetabular bones cause great pain.
I had practically no experience of small-calibre bullet injuries to the femoral constituent, and beyond the single case of injury to the acetabular margin mentioned on p. 193 I saw no obvious wounds of the joint at all.
The acetabular branch arises opposite the acetabular notch and enters the hip-joint beneath the transverse ligament in company with an articular branch from the obturator artery; it supplies the fat in the bottom of the acetabulum, and is continued along the round ligament to the head of the femur.
At the upper border of the Adductor brevis it gives off two branches: one is distributed to the Adductores, the Gracilis, and Obturator externus, and anastomoses with the obturator artery; the other descends beneath the Adductor brevis, to supply it and the Adductor magnus; the continuation of the vessel passes backward and divides into superficial, deep, and acetabular branches.
It may be divided into two arches by a vertical plane passing through the acetabular cavities; the posterior of these arches is the one chiefly concerned in the function of transmitting the weight.