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Glossary of Orthopedic Terminology

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Bacterial infection of bone
Osteomyelitis
Incomplete dislocation
Subluxation
Osteo means
bone
DJD stands for
degenerative joint disease
Heel
Calcaneus
Apophysis
Bony outgrowth
Diaphysis
Shaft of long bone
Epiphysis
Enlarged knobby end of long bone
Elbow
Olecranon process
Band of inelastic connective tissue that extends across a joint from one bone to another
Ligament
Lateral curvature of the spine
Scoliosis
Forward hunching of the upper spine
Kyphosis
AK amputation
Above the knee amputation
Kneecap
Patella
Collar bone
Clavicle

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