Acetabulum

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Acetabulum

An ancient Roman unit of volume approximately equivalent to 68 milliliters.
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Caption: An artificial hip replaces the natural hip socket and the top of the thighbone.
It was removed and replaced with a metal hip, but tiny particles of the ceramic material were left behind in his hip socket.
This is an amazing pelvis, particularly the hip socket, which is very different from anything that we knew of in the lineage leading up to limbed vertebrates," Daeschler said.
Peter Richardson was left with a broken right shoulder blade and left hip socket and a minor liver laceration after coming off his bike at speeds of around 70 mph in a practice session at the Isle of Man Classic TT race.
amp; when I ask, o elegant cyclone, you wrench flesh from bone, bone from hip socket.
Prolonged scissoring or turned-in position of the legs may permit the head of the femur to slide backward over the posterior edge of the hip socket.
The problem occurs in the femoral head - this is the rounded top of the thigh bone which sits inside the 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.