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Medical Terminology

Abbreviations and Acronyms of the Musculoskeletal System

A C L anterior cruciate ligament of the knee
A D Ls activities of daily living
A K A above knee amputation
B K A below knee amputation
C1-C7 cervical, neck vertebrae 1-7
C-spine cervical spine, neck
C T S carpal tunnel syndrome
DXA dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry
D J D degenerative joint disease, osteoarthritis
E M G electromyography
Fx fracture
L1-L5 lumbar vertebrae, lower back
L B P low back pain
Mets metastasis or metastases
NSAID non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug
O A osteoarthritis, degenerative joint disease
O P osteoporosis, porous bone
O R I F Open Reduction Internal Fixation, orthopedic surgery
Ortho orthopedics
O T occupational therapy
P T physical therapy
R A rheumatoid arthritis
RICE rest, ice, compression, elevation
R O M range of motion
SI joint sacroiliac joint
S L E systemic lupus erythematosus
T1-T12 thoracic vertebrae
T K R total knee replacement
T M J temporomandibular joint
B D T bone density testing
C R closed reduction
P M R polymyalgia rheumatica
T H A total hip arthroplasty
T K A total knee arthroplasty
C F S chronic fatigue syndrome
hemi- hemiplegia [when used as abbreviation]
I C intermittent claudication
M D muscular dystrophy
M G myasthenia gravis
P M polymyositis
quad quadriplegic [when used as abbreviation]
R S D repetitive stress disorder
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