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Abscess

a pocket of pus in the tissues

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Ankylosing spondylosis

a form of arthritis of the spine, more common in men, where affected vertebrae can fuse

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Cellulitis

inflammation of the skin, down to subcutaneous layers, caused by bacterial infection

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Decubitus ulcers

bedsore; pressure sore

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Fascia

inelastic fibrous tissue that surrounds each muscle compartment

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Gangrene

the death of tissue; necrosis

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Gas gangrene

tissue necrosis associated with gas-producing bacteria

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Gout

arthritis caused by uric acid crystals deposited in a joint

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Kyphosis

abnormal convex curvature of the thoracic spine that can cause a hunchback appearance

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Myoglobin

the pigment in the muscle that can bind with oxygen

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Necrotizing fasciitis

a rapidly spreading infection of the fascia with tissue death and separation of tissues from the fascia

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Osteoarthritis

age-related degenerative joint disease the loss of articular cartilage

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Osteoporosis

loss of bone density resulting in fragile bones

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Pathologic fractures

a bone that is broken with little force due to diseased state of the bone

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Rhabdomyolysis

the breakdown of skeletal muscle

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Sciatica

neuralgia (nerve pain) of the sciatic nerve of the lower extremity