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n. pl. ac·e·tab·u·la (-lə)
1. Anatomy The cup-shaped cavity at the base of the hipbone into which the ball-shaped head of the femur fits.
2. Zoology A cavity or socket in the body of an insect into which an appendage fits.
3. Zoology A cup-shaped structure, such as the sucker of a tapeworm or leech.

[Latin acētābulum, vinegar cup, from acētum, vinegar; see acetum.]

ac′e·tab′u·lar (-lər) adj.
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Adj.1.acetabular - of the cup-shaped socket that receives the head of the thigh boneacetabular - of the cup-shaped socket that receives the head of the thigh bone
concave - curving inward
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Furthermore, the acetabular depth was also found to be significantly larger in males than in females (Yugesh & Kumar, 2016).
Uncemented THR prosthesis set consisting of uncemented proximal HA coated femoral stems, biolox delta ceramic heasd 32 mm dia, highly porous hemispherical acetabular shell with hemicluster screw holes of 50 mm, highly cross linked poly acetabular liner 32 mm dia, 3 screw 2.
It is widely accepted that the most important principle of acetabular fracture treatment is anatomical restoration of the acetabular surface, particularly the weight bearing zone and stable internal fixation, resulting in a congruent hip [1,2], i.e.
The Orthopaedic Department at Hamad General Hospital and the Bone and Joint Centre recently organised the first Qatar Cadaveric Pelvis and Acetabular Trauma course.
Tribune News Network Doha THE Orthopaedic Department at Hamad General Hospital and the Bone and Joint Center recently organised the 1st Qatar Cadaveric Pelvis and Acetabular Trauma course.
Studies that address the outcomes following revision surgery usually evaluate the surgical techniques, classification of the outcomes based on the acetabular or femoral defect and the success and survival rates of the featured implants (7-10).
conducted several case series in order to determine whether acetabular labral tears, (4) hip cartilage defects, (5) and ligamentum teres (6) injuries are more prevalent in ballet compared to other athletic activities.
Small-FOV images with fluid-sensitive sequences (proton density [PD] or T2-weighted with fat suppression) provide the best evaluation of the acetabular labrum and articular cartilage on non-arthrographic examinations.
Objective: To see the effectiveness of press fit technique to achieve initial rigid stability for Acetabular cup in cementless total hip arthroplasty (THA) done for Osteonecrosis of femoral head (ONFH) in our setting.
The MAKO[R] robotic-guided navigation begins with adequate preoperative planning on the patient's computed tomography (CT) scan, followed by pelvic array placement, femoral and acetabular registration, reaming, and final cup placement.
Femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) is an abnormal hip morphology resulting in an abutment between the proximal femur and acetabular rim.
The pelvis anteroposterior views were evaluated for the Tonnis grading of the femoral head displacement, measuring the acetabular index and CEA, the continuity of the Shenton's line and any evidence of AVN.