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Aug 132014

Patella

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The kneecap. Together, the kneecap (patella), thigh bone (femur) and shin bones (tibia and fibula) make up the knee joint.

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Aug 132014

PCA pump

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The device used by the patient to self-administer medication to control pain. The pump is equipped with a patient-controlled button to administer a pre-configured dose of pain medication by IV.

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Aug 132014

Physiotherapy

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Discipline in health care concerned with repairing disabilities and impairments and promoting movement, functional ability and quality of life. It is sometimes called physical therapy.

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Aug 132014

Plantar fascia

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The ligament, or flat band of tissue, that connects your heel bone to your toes. It supports the arch of your foot.

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Primary care

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Assessment and treatment by a general practitioner or nurse.

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PT

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Physiotherapy or physiotherapist

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Aug 132014

Pulmonary embolism

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A blood clot in the main artery of the lungs or one of its branches that causes low blood oxygen saturation and rapid heart rate. Symptoms of PE include difficulty breathing, chest pain and palpitations. Severe cases of PE can lead to loss of consciousness, abnormally low blood pressure and sudden death. In most cases, PE is caused by a blood ...

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