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articular

 [ahr-tik´u-lar]
pertaining to a joint.

ar·tic·u·lar

(ar-tik'yū-lăr),
Relating to a joint.
Synonym(s): arthral

articular

/ar·tic·u·lar/ (ahr-tik´u-ler) pertaining to a joint.

articular

(är-tĭk′yə-lər)
adj.
Of or relating to a joint or joints: the articular surfaces of bones.

ar·tic′u·lar·ly adv.

articular

ar·tic·u·lar

(ahr-tik'yū-lăr)
Relating to a joint.

articular

Pertaining to a joint.

articular

pertaining to a joint (an articulation). Applied to components of joints (cartilage, capsule, cavity, ligament, surfaces) and also to nerves and blood vessels supplying joints.

ar·tic·u·lar

(ahr-tik'yū-lăr)
Relating to a joint.
Synonym(s): arthral.

articular

pertaining to a joint.

articular capsule
see articular capsule.
articular cartilage
see cartilage.
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Erosion of the humeral articular cartilage in a dog viewed by arthroscopy. By permission from Tams T, Small Animal Endoscopy, Mosby, 1999
articular cartilage disease
see arthritis, degenerative joint disease.
congenital articular rigidity
caused by inherited defects, intrauterine viral infections, ingestion of poisons including plants and anthelmintics. See also contracted, contracted foal, lupinus.
articular meniscus
similar to an articular disk but is semicircular or C-shaped.
articular plate
the cartilaginous covering at the epiphysis of bones in arthrodial joints. Together with the growth cartilage comprises the joint cartilage.
articular rigidity
fixation of a joint, including arthrogryposis and ankylosis. May be caused by contracture of tendons, ligaments or muscles, by deformity of joint surfaces or by fusion of them.

Patient discussion about articular

Q. My son was diagnosed with baker's cyst. Is he in a risk group for other articular diseases? As far as I understand baker's cyst is a risk factor for other diseases. Is it true? Do we need to send him to some special screening tests?

A. Baker's cyst is not a risk factor for articular diseases in children. You don't need any special screening test. Statistically the cyst will disappear after a while.

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Some reports mentioned that complex articular fractures can be treated by ring external fixators and minimally invasive osteosynthesis, with the advantage of respecting the soft tissue.
Maximum Antero-posterior Diameter (length] of superior articular facet: Two points were taken, one on the anterior limit of SAF and other on its posterior limit, then length was measured (in mm] along its principal axis directed anteromedially.
Their results are contrary to ours but the outcome measured at the end of their work was radiological restoration of articular surface unlike ours.
All selected specimens from both groups were without damage in the measured area (articular eminence, articular fossa, acoustic external meatus and orbitae).
6) However, a high incidence of recurrence after the surgery has been reported; therefore, the necessity of the ligation or detachment of the articular branch has been recommended.
Japanese scholar Niwa Shigeo proposed the "medical stretching" concept, which is mainly aimed at 2 or 3 articular muscles, decreasing the antagonism of muscles and alleviating pain to red- uce soft tissue injuries; posture and technique most often conforms to the principles of biomechanics.
There is no supplement that will re-grow cartilage; glucosamine may provide some benefit in protecting the articular cartilage (mixed results in the medical literature).
En cuanto a la estimacion de la concordancia entre el lado derecho e izquierdo de la angulacion de la eminencia articular se encontro una concordancia pobre (CCC = 0,780) y no existen diferencias significativas entre estas dos angulaciones (p = 0,891).
Furthermore, minocycline usage is known to cause pigmentation of the articular cartilage, although this occurs at the subchondral bone, rather than the articular cartilage [7-9].
An investigation of the effect of consumed cigarette amount on articular and extra-articular involvement in BD demonstrated that the smoking pack/years did not affect articular, ocular or neurological involvement, or EN (p=0.
Osteoarthritis is a degenerative joint disease characterized by progressive erosion of the articular cartilage.
Relative to healthy-weighted peers, obese individuals experience greater vertical ground reaction forces (GRF) and altered GRF characteristics (Nimbarte and Li, 2011), which likely influences knee load and accelerates articular cartilage degradation (Creaby et al.