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Ball-and-socket joint

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The area where the rounded end of one bone fits into a cavity in an adjoining bone. Ball-and-socket joints allow a wide range of movement, or flexion. For example, ball-and-socket joints of the shoulder and hip can rotate in a complete circle.

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Bilateral

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Occurring on both sides of the midline point or pertaining to both sides of the body.

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Birmingham Hip Resurfacing

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A type of hip arthroplasty that uses a metal-on-metal hip device. The procedure was developed by Derek McMinn in Birmingham, England and has been used in the UK since 1997.

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Bladder

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The body organ in which urine is stored, located in the pelvis behind the pubic bone.

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Blood clot

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A clump or thickened mass of blood in an artery that may partially or completely block the flow of blood.

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Blood vessel

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The part of the circulatory system that transports blood throughout the body. There are three major types of blood vessels: the arteries, which carry blood away from the heart, the capillaries, which enable the exchange of water and chemicals between the blood and the tissues, and the veins, which carry blood from the capillaries back toward ...

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Bone scan

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A nuclear scanning test performed to identify new areas of bone growth or breakdown.

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Bowlegged

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A condition that produces an outward curve at or below the knee area. It is caused by a disorder that slows the growth of the inner portion of the growth plate that runs horizontally across the knee while the outer portion of the plate grows normally. Also known as valgus.

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Bunion

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A localized painful swelling at the base of the big toe, often associated with bursitis or osteoarthritis.

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Bursa

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A tiny fluid-filled sac that functions as a gliding surface to reduce friction between tissues of the body, found in synovial joints. Major busae are located beside tendons near the large joints, such as the shoulders, elbows, hips and knees.

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Bursitis

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Inflammation of a bursa, a tiny fluid-filled sac that functions as a gliding surface to reduce friction between tissues of the body.

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