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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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.
In stage 2, flattening of the weight-bearing surface of the femoral condyle is noted.
Although the best weight-bearing surface is human cartilage, when the damage is too great, manmade materials, in the form of an artificial joint, become an option.
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.
The new device is being developed to regenerate in vivo the patient's own true articular cartilage, which provides a smooth, weight-bearing surface, versus conventional approaches that have presented the formation of fibrous scar tissue, which is rough and can easily break down.
Did your surgeon tell you that you have significant chondromalacia of the weight-bearing surfaces or of the patellofemoral joint?
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.
Both products feature a unique design that provides surgeons with a large grafting area, an important feature that enables placement of the implants' weight-bearing surfaces on the strongest areas of the vertebral endplate.