pubic ramus


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pubic ramus

Either of the two barlike processes of the pubic bone that extend laterally and posteriorly from the pubic symphysis. The inferior ramus articulates with the ischium; the superior ramus articulates with the ilium and forms the front of the acetabulum.
See also: ramus
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Positron emission tomography (PET) scans revealed a minimal increase in metabolic activity which is thought to belong to an old stress fracture in the cortex of the left femur diaphysis 1/3 middle section, and an increase of metabolic activity involvement in left side of sacrum and left superior pubic ramus fracture line.
The patient, who had a pain on her right hip in April 2009, was reevaluated and new fracture lines were observed in the right superior and inferior pubic ramus, and in the left inferior pubic ramus (Figure 2).
Fatigue fracture of the inferior pubic ramus following total hip replacement for congenital hip dislocation.
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For repair of an anterior vaginal prolapse (a cystocele), the two most important landmarks are the ischial spine and the junction of the inferior pubic ramus with the body of the pubic bone.
The obturator canal is a defect in the tendinous insertion of the obturator internus muscle onto the posterior aspect of the superior pubic ramus, which is a passage way for the obturator neurovascular bundle (Fig.