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Occupational therapy

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The use of activities of daily living, such as dressing, bathing and preparing meals, to treat an illness or medical condition.

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Orthopaedic

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Medical speciality concerned with correction of deformities or functional impairments of the skeletal system, especially the extremities and the spine, and associated structures, as muscles and ligaments.

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Orthopedic

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Medical speciality concerned with correction of deformities or functional impairments of the skeletal system, especially the extremities and the spine, and associated structures, as muscles and ligaments.

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Osteo

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Greek word meaning ‘of the bone.’

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Osteoarthritis

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A condition, also called degenerative joint disease, in which there is gradual loss of cartilage of the joints. It is most common after middle age. Symptoms include pain, stiffness, swelling of the affected joints, loss of function, reduced range of motion, and deformity.

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Osteonecrosis

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Bone death, often as a result of obstruction in its blood supply.

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Osteoporosis

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A disease that causes the bone tissue to become porous, resulting in the loss of bone mass. It is most common in people over 50, and is more prevalent in women.

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Osteotomy

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Taking out part or all of a bone, or cutting into or through a bone.

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OT

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Occupational therapy, or occupational therapist.

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Outpatient

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A patient who visits a medical facility, such as a hospital or clinic, for treatment but is not admitted and stays less than 24 hours. In contrast, an inpatient is a patient that is admitted for treatment and stays in hospital for more than one day.

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