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Aug 122014

Deep vein thrombosis

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A blood clot in a deep vein usually caused by immobilization, obstructed blood flow or injury. DVT commonly affects the leg veins or the deep veins of the pelvis. A DVT may occur without symptoms, but is characterized in many cases with pain, redness, and swelling. Risk factors for developing DVT include recent surgery or hospitalization, ...

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Aug 122014

Degenerative

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Characterized by progressive, often irreversible deterioration and loss of function in the organs or tissues.

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Degenerative joint disease

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Deterioration of that cartilage that lines a joint, which results in narrowing of the joint space and pain. DJD is often used interchangeably with osteoarthritis.

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Diskectomy

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Surgical removal of a disk from between two vertebrae in the spine.

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Dislocation

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The displacement of a bone or other body part from its normal fitting in a joint.

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