articular surface


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ar·tic·u·lar sur·face

[TA]
any surface of a skeletal formation (bone, cartilage) that makes normal direct contact with another skeletal structure as part of a synovial joint; bony articular surfaces are usually covered with articular cartilage.
Synonym(s): facies articularis [TA]

ar·tic·u·lar sur·face

(ahr-tikyū-lăr sŭrfăs) [TA]
Any surface of a skeletal formation (bone, cartilage) that makes normal direct contact with another skeletal structure as part of a synovial joint.
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With regard to the obtained, and due to the fact that the embryonic skull can be adjusted with the articular surface and the lesion size, there will be no limitation in grafting in terms of the lesion size.
Male scapula were associated with significantly larger and wider glenoids than female scapula, with male glenoids having significantly larger articular surface areas.
As quoted previously, the incidence of articular surface injury is significant, and it must be included in the differential diagnosis.
2] of articular cartilage loss with a relatively intact or undamaged opposing articular surface.
Caption: Figure 4 MSU deposition on patellar articular surface.
The modular articular surface of the Zimmer Trabecular Metal Total Ankle is manufactured with Prolong Highly Crosslinked Polyethylene, which has over 10 years of excellent clinical history as a bearing material in total knee arthroplasty.
Persistent hypermobility predisposes to joint trauma and increasing damage to the articular surface.
Smaller lesions that are less than 20% to 25% of the articular surface of the humeral head may not require treatment if they are non-engaging.
Using its patented 3D articular surface mapping technology, Arthrosurface can map the two diameters of the humeral head and match the shape with one of its HemiCAP implants.
By externally rotating the arm, more anterior articular surface of the humeral head and increased intra-articular area for the needle insertion are exposed.
The lateral pterygoid muscle, the only muscle of mastication serving to open the jaw, inserts on the mandibular condyle inferior to the articular surface but can partially insert on the joint capsule and disc as well.
Most articular surface fractures require evaluation by an orthopaedist or a hand surgeon.