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Musculoskeletal Diseases

Medical Definition: Diseases of the muscles and their associated ligaments and other connective tissue and of the bones and cartilage viewed collectively.
Guide Notes: GEN: prefer MUSCULAR DISEASES & BONE DISEASES or specifics
Previously Indexed: Bone Diseases (1967-1991),Muscular Diseases (1967-1991),Musculoskeletal System (1966)
Musculoskeletal Diseases Categories.
Canadian Medical Guide Definition Bone Diseases
Canadian Medical Guide Definition Cartilage Diseases
Canadian Medical Guide Definition Fasciitis - Inflammation of the fascia. There are three major types: 1) Eosinophilic fasciitis, an inflammatory reaction with eosinophilia, producing hard thickened skin with an orange-peel configuration suggestive of scleroderma and considered by some a variant of scleroderma; 2) Necrotizing fasciitis (FASCIITIS, NECROTIZING), a serious fulminating infection (usually by a beta hemolytic streptococcus) causing extensive necrosis of superficial fascia; 3) Nodular/Pseudosarcomatous /Proliferative fasciitis, characterized by a rapid growth of fibroblasts with mononuclear inflammatory cells and proliferating capillaries in soft tissue, often the forearm; it is not malignant but is sometimes mistaken for fibrosarcoma.
Canadian Medical Guide Definition Foot Deformities - Alterations or deviations from normal shape or size which result in a disfigurement of the foot.
Canadian Medical Guide Definition Foot Diseases - Anatomical and functional disorders affecting the foot.
Canadian Medical Guide Definition Hand Deformities - Alterations or deviations from normal shape or size which result in a disfigurement of the hand.
Canadian Medical Guide Definition Jaw Diseases
Canadian Medical Guide Definition Joint Diseases
Canadian Medical Guide Definition Muscular Diseases - Acquired, familial, and congenital disorders of skeletal muscle (MUSCLE, SKELETAL) and smooth muscle (MUSCLE, SMOOTH).
Canadian Medical Guide Definition Musculoskeletal Abnormalities - Congenital structural abnormalities and deformities of the musculoskeletal system.
Canadian Medical Guide Definition Rheumatic Diseases - Disorders of connective tissue, especially the joints and related structures, characterized by inflammation, degeneration, or metabolic derangement.
Canadian Medical Guide Definition Tennis Elbow - A condition characterized by pain in or near the lateral humeral epicondyle or in the forearm extensor muscle mass as a result of unusual strain. It occurs in tennis players as well as housewives, artisans, and violinists.

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