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Chapter 15


AC acromioclavicular (joint)
ACL anterior cruciate ligament of the knee
ANA antinuclear antibody (lupus indicator)
BKA below knee amputation
BMD bone mineral density
C1 to C7 cervical vertebrae
Ca calcium
CK creatine kinase
CMC carpometacarpal (joint)
CTS carpal tunnel syndrome
DEXA or DXA dual-energy xray absorptonmetry
DMARD disease-modifying antirheumatic drug
DO doctor of osteopathy
DTRs deep tendon reflexes
EMG electromyography
ESR erythrocyte sedimentation rate
HNP herniated nucleus pulposus
IM intramuscular
L1 to L5 lumbar vertebrae
NSAID nonsteroidal anti-flammatory drug (prescribed to treat musculoskeletal disorders)
OA osteoarthritis
ORIF open reduction of fracture/internal fixation
ortho orthopedics
OT occupational therapy
P phosphorus
PT physical therapy
RA rheumatoid arthritis
RF rheumatoid factor
ROM range of motion
SLE systemic lupus erythematosus
T1 to T12 thoracic vertebrae
TKR total knee replacement/arthroplasty
THR total hip replacement/arthroplasty
TMJ temporomandibular joint
Created by: Chazlynn