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rheumatoid factor

This is a blood test used to diagnose rheumatoid arthritis


an X ray of a joint after the injection of a contrast medium

DEXA scan

measures bone density

closed reduction

manipulative reduction without a surgical incision


Replacement of a missing part by an artificial substitute, such as an artificial extremity


a surgical removal of all or part of a limb


removal of fluid from a joint by centesis


binding or fusing of joint surfaces


procedure using an arthroscope to examine, diagnose, and repair a joint from within

bone graft

Piece of bone taken from the patient and used to replace a removed bone or a bony defect at another site.


surgical removal of a bunion


surgical reconstruction or replacement of a malformed or degenerated joint

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