Acetabulum

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Acetabulum

An ancient Roman unit of volume approximately equivalent to 68 milliliters.
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Doctors have told him his shoulder will heal on its own but have inserted metal screws to stabilise the shattered hip socket.
For example, some people have "shallow hips" (hip dysplasia) that results from failure of the hip socket to deepen during growth.
The medical team at the hospital knocked him out and after two eye watering attempts managed to force the ball back into his hip socket - avoiding the need for surgery.
He was only 46 at the time and elected to try a method known as "hip resurfacing," a procedure that removes worn cartilage and damaged bone in the cup-shaped hip socket, and replaces them by capping the thigh bone (femur) with a cobalt-chrome metal covering while inserting a metal liner in the socket to allow for smooth, pain-flee movement after healing.
Hip dysplasia is a painful condition common in larger dogs, in which abnormal formation of the hip socket can cause crippling lameness and painful arthritis of the joints.
Eighteen months ago, Johnson & Johnson's DePuy Orthopaedics unit recalled its ASR XL Acetabular System, a hip socket used in traditional replacement surgery, and the ASR Hip Resurfacing System, a partial hip replacement that involves placing a metal cap on the ball of the femur in order to preserve more bone.
"It would be very unusual for the bone to come out of the socket without breaking part of the hip socket and depending on how bad the injury is will determine if he needs surgery.
Another joint condition that is exacerbated by obesity is hip dysplasia, an inherited and potentially crippling malformation of the hip socket that prevents a proper fit with the ball at the top of the thigh bone.
I'm confident that the hip socket and new prosthesis give added mobility and speed and will promote Joyce to the apostles' travelling team, as she is from Elmira, Ont., and hockey there is the other "god."
HIP RESURFACING: Surgeons reshape the head of the femur (large thigh bone) where it connects to the hip socket, then place a metal cap on the femoral head, which is held in place by a short stem drilled into the femur.
Indications for arthroplasty include: osteoarthritis (OA), rheumatoid arthritis (RA), avascular necrosis (AVN) or osteonecrosis (ON), congenital dislocation of the hip joint (CDH), acetabular dysplasia (shallow hip socket), frozen shoulder, loose shoulder, traumatized and misaligned joint, joint stiffness.