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weight bearing dome 

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A term of art for the cupular region of the acetabulum that receives most of the pressure from the femoral head in a standing person. Unreduced fractures crossing the weight-bearing dome of the acetabulum lead to arthritis, making integrity of the dome a critical prognostic indicator in acetabular fractures. A displaced fracture crossing the dome is an indication for surgery.

Reference Injury. 2009 Oct;40(10):1064-6.

doi: 10.1016/j.injury.2009.01.016. Epub 2009 Jun 16. 

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