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Aug 122014

Osteo

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Greek word meaning ‘of the bone.’

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Aug 122014

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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Aug 122014

Osteotomy

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

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