Shoulder Dislocation Glossary of Terms

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Anatomy: The study of human or animal form, by observation or examination of the living be...

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Anesthetic: A substance that causes lack of feeling or awareness, dulling pain to permit s...

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Capsule: Capsule has many meanings in medicine including the following:

  1. In medici...

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Cartilage: Firm, rubbery tissue that cushions bones at joints. A flexible kind of cartilag...

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Collarbone: A horizontal bone above the first rib that makes up the front part of the shou...

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Deltoid: The muscle, roughly triangular in shape, that stretches from the collarbone (clav...

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Dislocated shoulder: The shoulder joint is the most mobile joint in the body and allows th...

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Emergency department: The department of a hospital responsible for the provision of medica...

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Fracture: A break in bone or cartilage. Although usually a result of trauma, a fracture ca...

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Humerus: The long bone in the upper arm that extends from the shoulder to the elbow.

Inferior: In anatomy, below or toward the feet. As opposed to superior. The liver is infer...

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Injury: Harm or hurt. To harm, hurt, or wound. The word injure may be in physical or emot...

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Joint: The area where two bones are attached for the purpose of permitting body parts to m...

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Ligament: A tough band of connective tissue that connects various structures, such as two ...

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Medical school: A school with a curriculum leading to a medical degree. The mission of eve...

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Muscle: Muscle is the tissue of the body which primarily functions as a source of power. T...

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Operating room: A facility that is equipped for performing surgery. Abbreviated OR.

Pain: An unpleasant sensation that can range from mild, localized discomfort to agony. Pa...

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Pharmacy: A location where prescription medications are sold. A pharmacy is constantly sup...

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Prescription: A physician's order for the preparation and administration of a drug or dev...

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Pulse: The rhythmic dilation of an artery that results from beating of the heart. Pulse is...

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Range of motion: The full movement potential of a joint, usually its range of flexion and ...

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Recurrent: Appearing or occurring again. For example, a recurrent fever is a fever that ha...

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Rotator cuff: A group of four tendons that stabilize the shoulder joint. Each of these ten...

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Scapula: The shoulder blade (or "wingbone"), the familiar flat triangular bone at the back...

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Sedative: A drug that calms a patient, easing agitation and permitting sleep. Sedatives ge...

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Sensation: In medicine and physiology, sensation refers to the registration of an incoming...

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Shoulder: A structure made up of two main bones: the scapula (shoulder blade) and the hume...

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Shoulder blade: The familiar flat triangular bone at the back of the shoulder. Known famil...

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Shoulder dislocation: See: Dislocated shoulder

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Shoulder joint: The flexible ball-and-socket joint formed by the junction of the humerus...

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Shoulder pain: Pain in the shoulder due to an injury or disease. The design of the shoulde...

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Stomach: The digestive organ that is located in the upper abdomen, under the ribs. The upp...

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Subluxation: Partial dislocation of a joint. A complete dislocation is a luxation.

Surgery: The branch of medicine that employs operations in the treatment of disease or inj...

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Symptom: Any subjective evidence of disease. In contrast, a sign is objective. Blood comin...

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Trauma: A physical or emotional injury.

Wrist: The part of the hand that is nearest the forearm and consists of the carpal bones a...

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X-ray: High-energy radiation with waves shorter than those of visible light. X-ray is used...

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