Orthopedic Surgery Terms Explained [Easy Guide for Patients] Part 2 – Body Parts
In part 1 of our Orthopedic Surgery Terms Explained [Easy Guide for Patients], we explained some terms you might find useful when talking to an orthopedic surgeon about your diagnostic procedures.
Today, we are going to talk about the terms concerning body parts and elements commonly used when talking about orthopedic conditions and surgical interventions. If you don’t find what you are looking for here, please call our orthopaedic clinic and make an appointment. This way our orthopedic doctors will be able to help you with whatever you may need.
A smooth material that covers bone ends of a joint to cushion the bone and allow the joint to move easily without pain.
The bone of the upper arm.
A place where the ends of two or more bones meet.
A white, shiny, flexible band of fibrous tissue that binds joints together and connects various bones and cartilage.
Two crescent-shaped discs of connective tissue between the bones of the knees that act as shock absorbers to cushion the lower part of the leg from the weight of the rest of the body.
The complex system involving the body’s muscles and skeleton, including the joints, ligaments, tendons, and nerves.
A scientific name for a kneecap.
A long band of connecting tissue running from the heel to the ball of the foot.
The shorter of the two bones of the forearm.
The ligaments, tendons, and muscles in the musculoskeletal system.
A clear, sticky fluid that is released by the synovial membrane and acts as a lubricant for joints and tendons.
The tough cords of tissue that connect muscles to bones.
Shin bone or larger bone of the lower leg.
The longer of the two bones in the forearm.
Stay tuned for our “Orthopedic Surgery Terms Explained” Part 3, where we will explain the terms concerning common orthopedic conditions, especially those that require surgical intervention.
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