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Orthopedic Abbreviations

 
 

AC

acromioclavicular

ACL

anterior cruciate ligament

AFO

ankle-foot orthosis

AKA

above-knee amputation

ANA

antinuclear antibody

BKA

below-knee amputation

C1-C7

cervical vertebrae

CMC

carpometacarpal (joint)

C-spine

cervical spine

CTS

carpal tunnel syndrome

DC (physician)

Doctor of Chiropractic

DDD

degenerative disk disease

DEXA

dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry

DIP

distal interphalangeal (joint)

DJD

degenerative joint disease

DO (physician)

Doctor of Osteopathy

DTRs

deep tendon reflexes

EMG

electromyogram

ESR

erythrocyte sedimentation rate

FABER

flexion abduction and external rotation

FROM

full range of motion

FWB

full weight bearing

fx

fracture

HNP

herniated nucleus pulposus

IM

intramuscular

IP

interphalangeal

IT

iliotibial

L1-5

lumbar vertebrae

LE cell

lupus erythematosus cell

LP

lumbar puncture

LS

lumbosacral (spine)

L-spine

lumbar spine

MCL

medial collateral ligament

MCP

metacarpophalangeal (joint)

MTP

metatarsophalangeal (joint)

NSAID

nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug

ORIF

open reduction internal fixation

ortho

orthopedics

PCL

posterior cruciate ligament

PIP

proximal interphalangeal joint

PT

physical therapy

RA

rheumatoid arthritis

RF

rheumatoid factor

ROM

range of motion

ROMI

range of motion intact

sed rate

erythrocyte sedimentation rate

SI

sacroiliac (joint)

SLE

systemic lupus erythematosus

SLR

straight leg raising

T1-T12

thoracic vertebrae

TENS unit

transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation

THR

total hip replacement

tib-fib

tibial-fibular

TMJ

temporomandibular joint

T-spine

thoracic spine

UE

upper extremity

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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