weight-bearing surface

weight-bearing surface

An orthopaedic term for those areas of the hip joint which support the most weight—e.g., the superior surface of the femoral head and the superior surface of the acetabulum.
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If a kneecap is found, it can be connected to the fibula to create a weight-bearing surface but, if not, the fibula would need to be centralised, ligaments must be made and muscles transferred to give the legs active control for walking, the specialist's e-mail informed Somia.
Bandaging to alter the weight-bearing surface of the affected foot alleviates pressure directly applied to the pododermatitis lesions, which is often necessary for healing.
Despite improvements after extended medical and surgical management, the pododermatitis in this case was likely complicated by an altered weight-bearing surface because of digit 2 amputation of the right limb and angulation of the left limb secondary to injuries sustained before presentation for captive care as well as an extended time in captivity without an opportunity for flight.
In stage 2, flattening of the weight-bearing surface of the femoral condyle is noted.
Wear and tear at the weight-bearing surface of the joints, which are cushioned with cartilage, is the cause of OA.
Joint cartilage is the extremely smooth weight-bearing surface that covers the ends of the bones in our joints and permits nearly frictionless movement.
The back of the insole is cupped to guide thr heel to the center, creating a substantial weight-bearing surface.
Gerontologists have postulated that impaired proprioception makes it difficult for older people to detect changes in body position caused by weight-bearing surface changes until it is too late for compensatory behaviours to prevent falls.
Did your surgeon tell you that you have significant chondromalacia of the weight-bearing surfaces or of the patellofemoral joint?
Altering the weight-bearing surfaces is also helpful in changing the distribution of pressure, which can result in lower risk for pressure ulcers.
HIV-related Kaposi's sarcoma usually has an indolent course, but if it becomes infiltrative it can cause significant functional limitations, especially when lesions develop on weight-bearing surfaces, said Mr.
Physical examination revealed exquisitely tender nodules, 1-2 cm in diameter, on the weight-bearing surfaces of the feet.