cotyloid cavity


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Noun1.cotyloid cavity - the cup-shaped hollow in the hipbone into which the head of the femur fits to form a ball-and-socket jointcotyloid cavity - the cup-shaped hollow in the hipbone into which the head of the femur fits to form a ball-and-socket joint
hipbone, innominate bone - large flaring bone forming one half of the pelvis; made up of the ilium and ischium and pubis
socket - a bony hollow into which a structure fits
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With that open reposition and internal fixation of acetabulum fragments are often accompanied by aseptic necrosis of hip joint head or cotyloid cavity, posttraumatic arthrosis, development of heterotopic ossification , fracture of metal constructions, iatrogenic injury of sciatic nerve, vessels, a high risk of thromboembolic complications.
Diagnosis of acetabulum damage presents specific difficulty because cup-like cavity locates in not easily accessible for examination area and clinical symptoms in the given area (painfulness, labored motion in cotyloid cavity, shortening, forced attitude of extremity) are not pathognomonic, they can be noted in other fractures of hypsiloid bones.