Ball and Socket

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Referring to a morphology in which there is a sharply circumscribed round mass surrounded by a clear or lucent space followed by a density similar to the first central ‘ball’
Imageing An appearance of the sequelae of epiphyseal fractures with a primary fusion of the central portion of the epiphysis, appearing as a ball within a relatively radiolucent ‘socket’, seen in infantile scurvy, battered child syndrome, and acromelic dwarfism
Parasitology An appearance typical of the trophozoites and occasionally the cysts of Endolimax nana and Iodamoeba buetschlii, in which there is a large, deeply staining karyosome lying in an empty space; the nuclear membrane is not visualized as the chromatin is not peripheral
Rheumatology A descriptor for the radiologic appearance of compressive erosions in the interphalangeal joint of rheumatic diseases, where a central sclerotic zone is surrounded by an osteoporotic ‘ring’
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Hip, hip for treatment DEVELOPMENTAL dysplasia of the hip covers a variety of conditions in which the ball and socket joint do not develop properly.
He said the ball and socket, known as a coupling, was approximately 35 years old.
You have a ball and socket joint where your leg meets your hip.
The beads are wrapped in a polyethylene jacket for appearance, and to keep impurities out of the ball and socket junctions.
Because the artificial ball and socket are smaller than the normal ones, the ball can become dislodged from the socket if the hip is placed in certain positions.
Doctors told him he had torn his labrum, which cushions the area between the ball and socket in the shoulder.
People with this condition often suffer excruciating pain from years of stress and inflammation that damage the hip's ball and socket.
DEVELOPMENTAL dysplasia of the hip describes a variety of conditions in which the ball and socket of the hip do not develop properly.
2 Slide a small flat-blade screwdriver into the recess on the back of the ball and socket connector.
BALL AND SOCKET JOINT A ball and socket joint allows the widest range of tge of movemen forwa rota hip movement - backwards or forwards, sideways and rotation.