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Chapter 16 key words

fabella the normal variation of a small sesamoid located posterior to the knee bone
meniscus the C-shaped cartilage that cushions the articular surface of each femoral condyle
prosthesis anatomic replacement
mortise joint the hinge joint formed by the talus and tibia that is shaped likean inverted box
ankle mortise the articulation formed by the talus, tibia and fibula
tibial tuberosity a knoblike protuberance on the anterior surface of the tibia near the proximal end of the shaft
fovea capitis a small indentation on the posterior superior surface of the head of the femur
intertrochanteric crest a bony ridge between the two trochanter
ala (wing) the large flat superior portion of the ilium
tibial plateau articular surface of the proximal tibia is large and flat
intercondylar eminences (tibial spines) two superior projections near the center of the tibial plateau
anterior supeior iliac spine (ASIS) the anterior projection on the lateral aspect of the ilium
ischial tuberosity a bony prominence at the most inferior portion of the ischium
acetabulum the rounded fossa that forms the socket of the hip joint
pedal digit toes
iliac crest the rounded superior marginof the ilium, palpable and is a common positioning landmark
Created by: mdtodd