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Definitions

Amelia

Absence of a limb

Amputation

A procedure which removes a part through one or more bones as aposed to disarticulation

Aneurismal Bone Cyst

Benign lesion of bone characterised by lytic expansion of the bone with cavernous blood filled spaces and fibrous septae containing giant cells and immature bone osteoid

Ankylosing Spondylitis

A chronic infammatory condition affecting predominantly the spine and sacro-iliac joints characterised by osseous proliferation and is associated with HLA B27

Antiseptics

(Mild disinfectants) Relatively non-toxic non-irritant anti microbial agents ® can be applied topically to the body

Arthrogryposis Multiplex

Congenital, non progressive limitation of movement due to soft tissue contractures affecting two or more joints

Asepsis

Preventing wound contamination by ensuring that only sterile material makes contact with the wound and that airborne transmission of organisms is minimised

Axonotmesis

Incomplete division of a nerve such that the axons are divided but endoneural tubes are undamaged and spontaneous recovery is likely


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