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contracture
fibrous of conn tissue in skin, fascia, myo, or joint that prevents normal mobility of the related tissue or joint
electromyography
use of electrical stimulation to record teh strength of muscle contraction
exacerbation
increase in severity of a disease or of any of its symptoms
ganglion cyst
tumor of tendon sheath or joint capsule, commonly found in the wrist
hypotonia
loss of muscular tone or a diminshed resistance to passive stretching
hypo: under, below, difficient
ton: tension
-ia: condition
hemarthrosis
effusion of blood into a joint cavity
multiple myeloma
primary malignant tumor that infiltrates the bone and red bone marrow
osteophyte
bony outgrowth that occationally develops on the vertebra and may exert pressure on the spinal cord
phantom limb
perceived sensation, following amputation of a limb, that the limb will still exist
prosthesis
replacement of a missing part by an artificial substitute, such as an artificial extremity
rickets, rachitis
form of osteomalacia in children caused by vitamin D deficiency
sequestrum
fragment of necrosed bone that has become separated from surrounding tissue
spondylolisthesis
any forward slipping (subluxation)of a vertebra over the one below it
spondylosis
degeneration of the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar vertebrae and related tissues
sprain
tearing of ligament tissue that may be slight, moderate, or complete
strain
to exert physical force in a manner that may result in injury, usually muscular
subluxation
partial or incomplete dislocation