Splinting Glossary of Terms

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Adjacent: Lying nearby. Related terms include superjacent, subjacent, and circumjacent. Fr...

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Ankle: The ankle joint is complex. It is made up of two joints: the true ankle joint and ...

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Chest: The area of the body located between the neck and the abdomen. The chest contains t...

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Circulation: In medicine, the movement of fluid through the body in a regular or circuitou...

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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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Elbow: The juncture of the long bones in the middle portion of the upper extremity. The bo...

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Extremity: An uttermost part of the body, such as a hand or a foot.

Femur: The single bone in the thigh, which is the largest bone in the human body. Also kno...

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Forearm: The portion of the upper limb from the elbow to the wrist. The forearm has two bo...

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

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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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Internal bleeding: Bleeding inside the body that is not seen from the outside. Internal bl...

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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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Knee: The knee is a joint which has three parts. The thigh bone (the femur) meets the lar...

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Leg: In popular usage, the part of the body from the top of the thigh down to the foot, an...

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Lower leg: The lower leg is the bottom segment of the leg: the part below the knee.

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

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Pelvis: The lower part of the abdomen, located between the hip bones. Structures in the fe...

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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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Upper leg: More properly called the thigh, the upper leg is the area between the knee and ...

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

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