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QuestionAnswer
AC acromioclavicular (joint)
ACL anterior cruciate ligament of the knee
ANA antinuclear antibody - indicator of systemic lupur erythematosus
BKA below knee amputation
BMD bone mineral density
C1 to C7 cervical vertebrae
Ca calcium
CK creatine kinase - enzyme elevated in muscle disease
CMC carpometacarpal (joint)
CTS carpal tunnel syndrome
DEXA or DXA dual energy x-ray absorptiometry - a test of bone mineral density
DMARD disease modifying antirheumatic drug
DO doctor of osteopathy
DTRs deep tendon reflexes
EMG electromyography (measures strength of muscle)
ESR (sed rate) erythrocyte sedimentation rate - indicates inflammation
HNP herniated nucleus pulposus
IM intramuscular
L1 to L5 lumbar vertebrae
NSAID nonsteriodal anti inflammatory drug (often prescribed for musculoskeletal disorders)
OA osteoarthritis
ORIF open reduction (of fracture)/internal fixation
ortho orthopedics (or orthopaedics)
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
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