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Discussion in 'LIBRARY General Topics' started by Josephine, Jul 31, 2017.

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  1. Josephine

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    A

    AAOS American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
    ABD abduction: moving towards the center line of the body
    ACI Autologous Chondrocyte Implantation
    ADD adduction: moving away from the center line of the body
    APAP acetaminophen/Tylenol/paracetamol
    ARMD Adverse Reaction to Metal Debris
    AVN avascular necrosis



    B

    BIOPLASTY use of stem cells
    BHR Birmingham Hip Resurfacing
    BMI body mass index
    BTHR bilateral hip replacement
    BTKR bilateral knee replacement



    C

    CACP camptodactyly arthropathy coxa vara pericarditis syndrome (juvenile idiopathic arthritis)
    CCK constrained condylar knee implant
    CD core decompression
    CKD chronic kidney disease
    CME consultant medical examination (US)
    CoC ceramic on ceramic (hips)
    CPM continuous passive movement (machine)
    CRP c-reactive protein blood test
    CRPS complex regional pain syndrome
    CTA Computed Tomography Angiography (Cat Scan with the contrast)


    D
    DDD
    degenerative disc disease
    DKA Diabetic Ketoacidosis

    E

    eGFR estimated glomerular filtration rate
    ESR erythrocyte sedimentation rate
    ER external rotation


    F

    FAI femoro-acetabular impingement
    FDA Food and Drug Administration (USA only)
    FMLA Family and Medical Leave Act
    FVFG free vascularized fibular graft (see core decompression)
    fx fracture



    G

    GA general anesthetic
    GP general practitioner (primary physician)



    H

    HMO Health Maintenance Organization
    HR hip resurfacing



    I

    I&D
    incision and drainage (of an abscess)
    IME Independent medical examination (US)
    IR internal Rotation
    ITB ilio-tibial band



    J

    JAAOS Journal of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
    JAS joint active systems (splint)
    JBJS Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery



    K



    L

    LLD leg length differential
    LR lateral release



    M

    mensch (Yiddish) means "a person of integrity and honor"
    MLD manual lymph drainage
    MoM metal on metal (hips)
    MoMHA metal-on-metal hip arthroplasties
    MPFL Medial PatelloFemoral Ligament
    MRI magnetizing resonance scan
    MUA manipulation under anesthetic



    N

    NCS Nerve Conduction Study
    NJR National Joint Registry (UK)
    NSAID non-steroidal anti-inflammatory



    O

    OATS Osteoarticular Transfer System also known as mosaicplasty
    OCD Osteoarticular Transfer System also known as mosaicplasty
    ODIC (a BoneSmart special!) over did it club
    OP original poster
    OR operating room US - or in the UK THEATRE
    ORIF
    Open Reduction Internal Fixation (of a fracture)
    OS orthopedic surgeon
    Osteopaenia a condition in which bone mineral density is lower than normal
    OT occupational therapist


    P

    PA physician's assistant - a nationally certified and state-licensed medical professional. PAs practice medicine on healthcare teams with physicians and other providers. They practice and prescribe medication in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and all U.S. territories, with the exception of Puerto Rico.
    PCP primary care physician
    PFPS patello-femoral pain syndrome
    Physio physiotherapy/physiotherapist
    PICC line peripherally inserted central catheter
    PKR partial (or unicondylar) knee replacement
    PMR Polymyalgia Rheumatica)
    POP plaster of Paris
    PPI periprosthetic infection
    PPO Preferred Provider Organization
    PT physical therapy/physical therapist



    Q



    R

    RFA Radio Frequency Ablation
    ROM range of movement
    - see also flexion
    - see also extension
    RSD
    reflex sympathetic dystrophy


    S

    SLAP injury Superior Labrum, Anterior and Posterior (ligaments, injury and/or repair)
    SPONK SPontaneous OsteoNecrosis of the Knee
    SSRI serotonin specific re-uptake inhibitor
    SUFE/SCFE slipped upper or capital femoral epiphysis
    STD short term disability (also sexually transmitted disease!)
    SX surgery



    T

    TB trochanteric bursitis
    TENS Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulator
    THEATRE operating room in the UK
    THR total hip replacement
    TJR total joint replacement
    TKR total knee replacement
    TSR total shoulder replacement
    TTT tibial tubercle transfer




    U

    UK United Kingdom
    unicondylar knee also partial or PKR
    US ultrasound scan
    US United States



    V

    VMO
    vastus medialis oblique (a muscle in the front of the thigh)


    WYSIWYG What You See Is What You Get



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