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Aug 122014

Hammer toe

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A deformed toe that is bent or curled under the foot as a result of a weakened muscle that makes tendons shorter.

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Hamstrings

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Any one of five tendons contracted by the three muscles in the posterior region of the buttock and thigh. The term is often used to refer to the muscles themselves.

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Health educator

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An individual who informs and trains patients on health-related topics.

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Hemoglobin

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A protein in red blood cells that transports oxygen from the lungs to body tissues. A low hemoglobin count is referred to as anemia.

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Hemovac

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A drain inserted into the area of surgery to allow excess fluids, such as blood, to escape.

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Herniated disc

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Rupturing of the tissue that separates the vertebral bones of the spinal column.

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Hinge joint

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A body joint, such as the elbow and knee, that allows for movement in one plane, such as up and down.

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Hip resurfacing

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A type of arthroplasty surgery which has been developed as an alternative to total hip replacement. Hip resurfacing includes less bone removal and is generally suitable for younger patients who suffer from non-inflammatory arthritis and who are not morbidly obese. Potential complications from hip resurfacing as compared to total hip ...

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Aug 122014

Humerus

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The upper arm bone; connected to the ulna and radius bones at the elbow.

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