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ankylosis
stiff joint condition
arthritis
inflammation of the joints characterized by pain, swelling, redness, warmth, and limitation of motion; there are more than 100 different types of arthritis
osteoarthritis (OA)
most common form of arthritis, especially affecting the weight-bearing joints (e.g. knee or hip), characterized by the erosion of articular cartilage
degenerative arthritis
most common form of arthritis, especially affecting the weight-bearing joints (e.g. knee or hip), characterized by erosion of articular cartilage
degenerative joint disease (DJD)
most common form of arthritis, especially affecting the weight-bearing joints (e.g. knee or hip), characterized by the erosion of articular cartilage
rheumatoid arthritis (RA)
most crippling form of arthritis; characterized by chronic, systemic inflammation, most often affecting joints and synovial membranes (especially in the hands and feet) and causing ankylosis and defor
gouty arthritis
acute attacks of arthritis, usually in a single joint (especially the great toe), caused by hyperuricemia (an excessive level of uric acid in the blood)
bone necrosis
bone tissue that has died from loss of blood supply, such as can occur after a fracture
sequestrum
bone tissue that has died from loss of blood supply, such as can occur after a fracture
bunion
swelling of the joint at the base of the great toe caused by inflammation of the bursa
bursitis
inflammation of a bursa
chondromalacia
softening of cartilage
epiphysitis
inflammation of the epiphyseal regions of the long bone
fracture (Fx)
broken or cracked bone
closed fracture
broken bone with no open wound
open fracture
compound fracture; broken bone with an open wound
simple fracture
nondisplaced fracture with one fracture line that does not require extensive treatment to repair (e.g. hairline fracture, stress fracture, or a crack)
complex fracture
displaced fracture that requires manipulation or surgery to repair
fracture line
the line of the break in a broken bone (e.g. oblique, spiral, or transverse)
comminuted fracture
broken in small pieces
greenstick fracture
bending and incomplete break of a bone; most often seen in children
herniated disk
protrusion of a degenerated or fragmented intervertebral disk so that the nucleus pulposus protrudes, causing compression on the nerve root
myeloma
bone marrow tumor
myositis
inflammation of a muscle
myoma
muscle tumor
leiomyoma
smooth muscle tumor
leiomyosarcoma
malignant smooth muscle tumor
rhabdomyosarcoma
skeletal muscle tumor
rhabdomyosarcoma
malignant skeletal muscle tumor
muscular dystrophy
a category of genetically transmitted diseases characterized by progressive atrophy of skeletal muscles; Duchenne type is most common
osteoma
bone tumor
osteosarcoma
type of malignant bone tumor
osteomalacia
disease marked by softening of the bone caused by calcium and vitamin D deficiency
rickets
osteomalacia in children; causes bone deformity
osteomyelitis
infection of bone and bone marrow, causing inflammation
osteoporosis
condition of decreased bone density and increased porosity, causing bones to become brittle and to fracture more easily
spinal curvatures
curvatures of the spine (backbone) or spinal column (vertebral column)
kyphosis
abnormal posterior curvature of the thoracic spine
lordosis
abnormal anterior curvature of the lumbar spine (sway-back condition)
scoliosis
abnormal lateral curvature of the spine (S-shaped curve)
spondylolisthesis
forward slipping of a lumbar vertebra
spondylosis
stiff, immobile condition of vertebrae caused by joint degeneration
sprain
injury to a ligament caused by joint trauma but without joint dislocation or fracture
subluxation
partial dislocation
tendinitis, tendonitis
inflammation of a tendon