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Orthopedic Abbreviat

Orthopedic Abbreviations

AE above elbow
AK above knee
BDT bone density testing
BE below elbow
BK below knee
BMD bone mineral density
C1, C2, etc first cervical vertebra, second cervical vertebra, etc
Ca calcium
CK creatine kinase
CTS carpal tunnel syndrome
DJD degenerative joint disease
DTR deep tendon reflex
DXA dual-energy absorptiometry
EMG electromyogram
FX,fx fracture
HNP herniated nucleus pulposus
IM intramuscular
JRA juvenile rheumatoid arthritis
L1, L2, etc first lumbar vertebra, second lumber vertebra, etc
LE lower extremity
LLE left lower extremity
LUE left upper extremity
MD muscular dystrophy
NSAID nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug
OA osteoarthritis
ORIF open reduction-internal infection
Orth, ortho orthopedics
RA rheumatoid arthritis
RLE right lower extremity
RUE right upper extremity
T1, T2, etc first thoracic vertebra, second thoracic vertebra, etc
THA total hip arthroplasty
THR total hip replacement
TKA total knee arthroplasty
TKR total knee replacement
UE upper extremity
Created by: jlhorne