osteomalacic pelvis


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os·te·o·ma·la·cic pel·vis

a pelvic deformity in osteomalacia; the pressure of the trunk on the sacrum and lateral pressure of the femoral heads produce a pelvic aperture that is three-cornered or has the shape of a heart or a cloverleaf, while the pubic bone becomes beak shaped.
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os·te·o·ma·la·cic pel·vis

(os'tē-ō-mă-lā'sik pel'vis)
A pelvic deformity in osteomalacia; the pressure of the trunk on the sacrum and lateral pressure of the femoral heads produce a pelvic aperture that is three-cornered or has the shape of a heart or a cloverleaf, whereas the pubic bone becomes beak shaped.
Synonym(s): beaked pelvis.
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osteomalacic pelvis

A pelvis distorted because of osteomalacia. Synonym: elastic pelvis
See also: pelvis
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