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This glossary is great! Thank you!

Of course the only contributions I can make are humorous ones (perhaps for the Social Thread):


Nurse Ratched: see One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

cement leg/log leg: what happens to your leg after a THR for a brief while during which time it is so heavy it does not seem to budge on/off the bed despite what Nurse Ratched says (see above)

bungee jumping and tap dancing off the operating table: what some folks pre-op will tell you their Aunt Edna and Uncle Cyrus did only days after their THR.
 
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Here's another one:

HEEL PUMPS: The "exercise" of last resort ... when you are too sore to do anything but do feel you must move SOMETHING, you can always whip out your heel pumps and if nothing else, keep the circulation going.

Elosarabrab ... HOW YOU ARE??? Good lord, it's been so long. Are you doing okay? Sure hope so. I miss your posts.
 

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WTH - what-the-heck!
WTH - WOW, That hurts!


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I've seen ODIC in several posts. From context is it something like "over did it club"? Thanks.
 
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Yep, that's a BoneSmart original!
 

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There are some whole words in there too, so should it be 'Technical terms, abbreviations and acronyms'?

Do you want suggested x-references?

e.g.

R

ROM range of movement
- see also flexion
- see also extension
 

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@Josephine a few more, with existing terms also in there to (hopefully) make it a bit easier to search where the new ones go.

BFI
body fat index
BIL brother in law
BMI body mass index
BTHR bilateral total hip replacement; where both hips are replaced in the same operation
BTKR bilateral total knee replacement; where both knees are replaced in the same operation

DD dear daughter
DH dear husband
DILdaughter in law
DS dear son
DW dear wife

ESR
erythrocyte sedimentation rate
extension - how straight your knee will go; 0 degrees is dead straight, +5 is bent 5 degrees, -1 is kneecap bends back 1 degree, sometimes called hyperextension.

FIL
father in law
FDA Food and Drug Administration (USA only)
flexion - the amount your knee bends; maximum biologically possible is about 150 degrees (i.e. sitting on your heels)


GA general anaesthetic
Glute gluteus muscle; plainly speaking, your butt muscles

HR hip resurfacing
Hyperextension when your knee will bend (slightly) backwards (see also extension)

MIL mother in law

Q

Quad
Quadricep; the big muscle on the front of your leg above the knee

SIL son in law

THR total hip replacement (see also BTHR)
TJR total joint replacement
TKR total knee replacement (see also BTKR)
 
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Monkey Knees was a term that a bunch of our members coined years ago to reflect the heaviness and pain associated with their swollen TKR knee. They thought it felt like they were dragging around a monkey on their leg all day. Some of the jokesters even created photo ops with their Monkey......

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Anyone supply these?
if I go out on STD
HMO
and any other of these acronyms you can think of!
 

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AAOS = American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
JAAOS = Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
ORIF = Open Reduction Internal Fixation
ABD = Abduction
ADD = Adduction
IR = Internal Rotation
ER = External Rotation or Emergency Room
VMO = Vastus Medialis Oblique
CRPS = Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
 

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I was reading through @runlikethewind 's thread (http://bonesmart.org/forum/threads/18-months-post-tka-and-pinching-clanking-etc.28480/) and found one acronym I recognized, and 2 others I had no idea about. I was going to just write them here to ask, but somehow found myself doing searches for them:
RSD = Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy, I knew 'cause my sister has it in an ankle. It's a chronic pain condition that hurts much more than it "is supposed to", given the injury. I had to look it up when I forgot what the "S" was, and found out that RSD is the former name of what's now called Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, or CRPS.
ESR
Raised ESR: An elevated erythrocyte sedimentation rate and CPR [sic]
Raised CRP: A increased in the C reactive protein amount in the blood.
AP movement = anterior-posterior (AP) translation, as in, the front-to-back movement of the knee (explained, rather technically, I admit, here: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2481385/)
Um, yeah, sometimes I like to "look up stuff."
 
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STD - Short Term Disability
FMLA - Family and Medical Leave Act

HMO - Health Maintenance Organiziation
PPO - Preferred Provider Organization



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Means that also in the US-----so you have to be careful in what context you use this one.
 

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