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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If a kneecap is found, it can be connected to the fibula to create a weight-bearing surface but, if not, the fibula would need to be centralised, ligaments must be made and muscles transferred to give the legs active control for walking, the specialist's e-mail informed Somia.
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.
Wear and tear at the weight-bearing surface of the joints, which are cushioned with cartilage, is the cause of OA.
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. During the first few months of wear, a thick, extra-firm T-Foam [TM] intermediate layer shapes to the plantar foot surface, ensuring total contact for any foot shape.
Tinetti and Speechley contended that 'The (unstable elderly) patient should be instructed to wear shoes with low heels and firm soles to maximize proprioceptive input', implying that shoes with thick soles and high heels impair an older individual's ability to judge and adjust to weight-bearing surface changes and detect obstacles [7].
Did your surgeon tell you that you have significant chondromalacia of the weight-bearing surfaces or of the patellofemoral joint?
Altering the weight-bearing surfaces is also helpful in changing the distribution of pressure, which can result in lower risk for pressure ulcers.
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.
Physical examination revealed exquisitely tender nodules, 1-2 cm in diameter, on the weight-bearing surfaces of the feet.