articular surface


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ar·tic·u·lar sur·face

[TA]
any surface of a skeletal formation (bone, cartilage) that makes normal direct contact with another skeletal structure as part of a synovial joint; bony articular surfaces are usually covered with articular cartilage.
Synonym(s): facies articularis [TA]

ar·tic·u·lar sur·face

(ahr-tikyū-lăr sŭrfăs) [TA]
Any surface of a skeletal formation (bone, cartilage) that makes normal direct contact with another skeletal structure as part of a synovial joint.
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In wrist extension, for example, the carpal bones must be oriented with the radius such that more clearance exists between the articular surfaces that limit radial deviation, resulting in a higher radial ROM.
Approximately one-quarter of the affected elements had cuts in the vicinity of articular surfaces (Fig.
Second, we defined the length of tumor as the distance from the articular surface to the tumor boundary; this length cannot reveal the tumor volume.
Maximum vertical diameter of the head: It measures the straight distance between the highest and lowest points on the articular surfaces, taken at right angle to the transverse diameter.
c) CT scan of the left shoulder indicating involvement of ~30% of the articular surface and the greater tuberosity.
3,6,20,21,22) In stage 2, the lunate appears sclerotic and a fracture line may be visible with preservation of the articular surface of the lunate.
38) Barnett and Napier suggested that the articular surface of the talus is even more complex.
As quoted previously, the incidence of articular surface injury is significant, and it must be included in the differential diagnosis.
Repair is more likely to take place if the articular surface remains intact.
It can be useful for controlling articular surface reduction and for diagnosing and enabling the repair of meniscal/ligament tears.
Group B underwent tumor resection, which is often used to treat patients with extensive bone destruction; the resection was performed in accordance with the standards of wide excision of bone tumor, and allogeneic bone with large articular surface was used for repair.
The popliteus tendon was running on the articular surface of the LTP and had a similar appearance to the posterior segment of the lateral meniscus (Figure 2(c)).