glenoid fossa


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Noun1.glenoid fossa - a deep concavity in the temporal bone at the root of the zygomatic arch that receives the condyle of the mandibleglenoid fossa - a deep concavity in the temporal bone at the root of the zygomatic arch that receives the condyle of the mandible
os temporale, temporal bone - a thick bone forming the side of the human cranium and encasing the inner ear
fossa, pit - a concavity in a surface (especially an anatomical depression)
2.glenoid fossa - the concavity in the head of the scapula that receives the head of the humerus to form the shoulder joint
scapula, shoulder blade, shoulder bone - either of two flat triangular bones one on each side of the shoulder in human beings
fossa, pit - a concavity in a surface (especially an anatomical depression)
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This alludes to the fact that the surface area of the glenoid is small in comparison to the surface area of the humeral head; the average glenoid fossa is 6 to 7 [cm.
Fifty-three consecutive patients complaining of anterolateral shoulder pain were treated with an MWM technique were treated with a posterolateral translation of the humeral head in the glenoid fossa, as described by Mulligan (2010).
An MR arthrogram was obtained and revealed a 4-mm central area of cartilage loss on the glenoid fossa without underlying bony changes on the axial T1 images with and without fat saturation (Figure 1).
The six grafted areas included mandibular body/symphysis, ramus, nasal dorsum, maxilla/alveolar ridge, glenoid fossa, and orbitozygomatic complex.
The humerus is surrounded by cartilage, as is the glenoid fossa (the gap in which the humerus fits on the scapular), which lubricates the joint and allows for smooth movement.
5) In a 1979 review of the literature by Denia et al, 41 (77%) of 53 reported cases of temporal bone osteoma were found in the mastoid region, whereas only 4 cases occurred in the squama, 4 cases in the internal auditory canal, and 1 each in the glenoid fossa, eustachian tube, petrous apex, and styloid process.
The glenohumeral joint is the articulation of the humeral head with the small, flat glenoid fossa of the scapula.