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Arthralgia
Pain in joints
Arthritis
Inflammation of the joints
Atrophic
Showing signs of tissue degradation or breakdown
Avulsion Fracture
Fragment of bone chipped away from the main bone
Bony Tenderness
Tenderness of the bone indicative of a fracture
Boxer's Fracture
5th metacarpal fracture
Compartment Syndrome
Compression of the nerves and blood vessel
Compound Fracture
Open fracture - a fracture the penetrated the skin
Costochondritis
Inflammation of the rib cartilage
Deformity
Visual abnormality of a bone or anatomical structure
Dislocation
Disconnected joint; complete misalignment of the joint
Fascia
Fibrous membrane of connective tissue supporting and separating muscles and body organs
Fracture
Broken bone
Gout
Type of arthritis - diagnosed by ordering a uric acid level
Greenstick Fracture
Bone partially breaks and bends
Impacted Fracture
Broken bone smashed into another bone
Intratrochanteric Fracture
Fracture at the proximal end of the femur
Joint
Articulation or junction between two or more bones or cartilage
Ligament
Fibrous tissue binding bones together
Maleollous
Boney prominence on each side of the ankle
Multiple Sclerosis
Autoimmune disease affecting the brain and spinal cord
Myalgia
Muscular pain
Olecranon
Large boney projection of the ulna forming the point of the elbow
Osteomylitis
Bone infection
Paraspinal Tenderness
Tenderness of the muscles beside the spin - not indicative of a fracture
Radiculopathy
Compressed nerve in the spine
Sciatica
Compression of sciatic nerve causing back pain with radiation to posterior leg
Shaft
Long slender segment of a long bone
Straight Leg Raises
SLR - maneuver testing for sciatica
Snuff Box
Triangular indentation of the radial dorsal aspect of the hand
Spiral Fracture
Bone is broken in a twisting manner
Step-Offs
Misalignment of the spine indicative of a spinal fracture
Subluxation
Partial dislocation
Tenosynovitis
Inflammation fo the tendon sheath
Transverse fracture
Perpendicular break across the bone
Vertebral Point-Tenderness
Tenderness directly over the spine (vertebrae) - increased likelihood of fracture