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The depression on the lateral pelvis where its three component bones join, in which the femoral head fits snugly.
acetabulum
The presence of bacteria in the blood, whether or not a disease process is present.
bacteremia
Compression fractures of the vertebrae that typically result from a higher energy mechanism such as a motor vehicle crash or fall from substantial height
burst fractures
A form of incomplete spinal cord injury in which some of the signals from the brain to the body are not received; results in weak or absent motor function, which is more pronounced in the upper extremities than the lower extremities.
central cord syndrome
Stable spinal cord injuries in which often only the anterior third of the vertebra is collapsed. This type of fracture often results from minimal trauma, from simply bending over, rising from a chair, or sitting down forcefully.
compression fractures
The use of multiple medications on a regular basis.
polypharmacy
Fractures that involve flexion, with a distraction component (energy being dispersed in two opposite directions) that causes a fracture through the entire vertebral body and bony arch; typically results from an ejection or occurs in those wearing only a lap belt without a shoulder harness.
seat belt-type fractures
The disease state that results from the presence of microorganisms or their toxic products in the bloodstream.
septicemia
A spinal injury that has a low risk of leading to permanent neurologic deficit or structural deformity.
stable spinal injury
A spinal injury that has a high risk of permanent neurologic deficit or structural deformity
unstable spinal injury