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Unit 4 Part 2

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tibia
also known as the shinbone, is the larger weight-bearing bone in the anterior of the lower leg
fibula
smaller of the two bones in the lower leg
tarsals
bones that make up the ankles
malleolus
rounded bony protuberance on each side of the ankle
talus
anklebone that articulates with the tibia and fibula
calcaneus
heel bone; largest of the tarsal bones
metatarsals
bones of the foot
phalanges
bones of the toes(and fingers)
chiropractor
holds a Doctor of Chiropractic degree and specializes manipulative treatment of the disorgers originating from the misalignment of the spine
orthopedic surgeon
also known as an orthopedist; specializes in diagnosing and treating diseases and disorders involving the bones, joints, and muscles
orthotics
field of knowledge relating to making and fittin of orthopedic appliances, such as a brance or splin to support, align, prevent, or correct deformities or to improve the function of movable parts of the body
osteopathic physicians
holds a Doctor of Osteopathy degree and specializes in treating helath problems by manipulation (change in the positions of the bones)
osteopathy
refers to any bone disease
podiatrist
holds a Doctor of Podiatry Medicine degree and specialized in diagnosing and treating diorders of the foot
rheumatologist
physician who specialized in the diagnosis and treatment of rheumatic diseases that are characterized by inflammation in the connective tissues
rheumatism
general term for a variety of acute and chronic condtiond characterized by inflammation and deterioration of connective tissues
ankylosis
loss or absence of mobility in a joint due to disease, an injury, or a surgical procedure
arthralgia
pain in a joint
arthrosclerosis
stiffness of the joints, especially in the elderly
bursitis
an inflammation of a bursa that is typically caused by reptitive movements
chondroma
slow-growing benign tumor derived from cartilage cells
chondromalacia
abnormal softening of the cartilage
hallux valgus
commonly known as bunion; an abnormal enlargemtn of the joint at the base of the great toe
luxation
also known as dislocation, is the dislocation or displacement of a bone fome its joint
subluxation
partial displacement of a bone from its joint
synovitis
inflammation fo the synovial membrane that results in swelling and pain