Flashcards in Chapter 14 MS Disorders Deck (16):
Form of arthritis that first affects the spine, as it progresses it causes a forward bend of the spine
Abnormal prominence of the joint at the base of the great toe
Carpal tunnel syndrome
Common nerve entrapment disorder of the wrist caused by compression of the median nerve
Type of wrist fracture
Abnormal benign growth on the surface of a bone
Disease in which an excessive amount of uric acidic the blood causes sodium urate crystals to be deposited in the joints, causing arthritis
Rupture of the intervertebral disk cartilage, which allows the contents to protrude through it, putting pressure on the spinal nerve roots
An infection caused by bacterium. Symptoms may include fever, headache, joint pain and fatigue.
Group of hereditary diseases characterized by degeneration of muscle and weakness
Chronic diseases characterized by muscle weakness and thought to be a caused by a defect in the transmission of impulses from nerve to muscle cell.
Abnormal loss of bone density that may lead to an increase in fractures of the ribs, thoracic and lumbar vertebrae, hips and wrists after slight trauma
Inflammation of plantar fascia, connective tissue of the sole of the foot, due to repetitive injury, causing heel pain
Chronic systematic disease characterized by autoimmune inflammatory changes in the connective tissue throughout the body
Narrowing of the spinal canal with compression of nerve roots. Causes pain and tingling.