Musculoskeletal / Orthopedic Terms (Word List) For Medical Transcriptionists


abduction


abduction deformity


abduction hip orthosis


abduction pillow


abductor digiti minimi


abductor hallucis


abductor pollicis brevis


abductovalgus


Abernethy fascia


above-knee amputation (or AKA)


AC joint (or acromioclavicular joint)


acetabulum


acromion


active-assisted range of motion


active-assistive


adduction


adduction deformity


adductor brevis


adductor pollicis


alar ligament


amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (or ALS)


ankle arthrodesis


ankle clonus


ankle equinus


ankylosing spondylitis


ankylosis


anterior cruciate ligament (or ACL)


anterior serratus muscle


aponeurosis (plural = aponeuroses)


aponeurosis of tendon


arch support


arthrocentesis


arthrodesis


arthropathy


arthroplasty


arthroscope


arthroscopy


arthrosis


arthrotomy


articulation


atlantooccipital


atlantooccipital joint


atlas


atrophy


axis


below-knee amputation (or BKA)


bunion


bursa (plural = bursae)


bursitis


calcaneal


calcaneoastragaloid


calcaneocuboid joint


calcaneus (plural = calcanei)


cancellous bone


carpal tunnel syndrome


cartilage


cartilaginous


cervical lordosis


cervical vertebra


chondrocostal


chondroma


chondromalacia


clavicle


coccyx


comminuted fracture


condyle


congenital flatfoot


coracoid process


costochondral


costoclavicular


costotransverse


craniotomy


crepitus


cruciate ligament


cuneiform joint


decompressive laminectomy


diaphysis


disarticulation


dislocation


distal interphalangeal joint


dorsiflexion


endochondral ossification


epiphyseal plate


equinocavovarus deformity


equinocavus foot


ethmoid bone


ethmoid sinuses


exostosis


extension


facet joint


false pelvis


fascia


fasciectomy


fasciorrhaphy


femoral


femur


fibromyalgia


fibula


fibular


fifth metacarpal


fissure


flatfoot


flexion


fontanel


fontanels


foramen


foramen magnum


fossa


frontal bone


ganglion


genu varus


glenoid cavity


gluteal tuberosity


gout


gouty arthritis


greater trochanter


greater tuberosity


hallux


hallux abductovalgus (or HAV)


hallux abductus


hallux rigidus


hallux valgus angle (or HVA)


hallux varus


hallux varus correction


hamstring


heel cup


heel equinus


heel spur


heel walk


hemarthrosis


hindfoot valgus


humeral


humerus


hydrarthrosis


hypercalcemia


hypertrophy


iliac


iliofemoral ligament


iliopectineal line


iliosacral joints


ilium


impacted fracture


inferior nasal conchae


innominate bones


intercondylar notch


intercostals


intercuneiform joints


intermetacarpal joint


interosseous


intersesamoid


interspinous


intertrochanteric crest


intertrochanteric line


intertubercular groove


intervolar


intramembranous ossification


ischial


ischial spine


ischium


joint laxity


joint line pain


joint warmth


knuckles


kyphosis


lacrimal groove


lamina


laminectomy


lateral epicondyle


lateral epicondylitis


lateral meniscus


lesser trochanter


lesser tuberosity


ligament


ligamentous


ligaments


lordosis


lumbar spine lordosis


lumbar vertebra


lumbodynia


lumbosacral


lumbosacral joint


lunotriquetral ligament


Lyme disease


malar bones


malleolar


malleolus


mandible


mandibular


mandibular condyle


mastoid process


medial epicondyle


medial meniscus


medial parapatellar arthrotomy


medullary cavity


metacarpal lengthening


metacarpals


metacarpectomy


metacarpophalangeal joint


metacarpus


metatarsal head resection


metatarsalgia


metatarsals


metatarsus


MTP (or metatarsophalangeal)


multilevel laminectomy


muscular dystrophy


myalgia


myofibroma


myopathy


myositis


occipital bone


occipital condyles


odontoid


olecranal


olecranon


olecranon fossa


orthopedic


os


ossa tarsi


ossification


osteoarthritis


osteoblast


osteochondroma


osteodystrophy


osteogenesis imperfecta


osteogenic sarcoma


osteomalacia


osteomyelitis


osteoporosis


osteotome


pachydactyly


Paget disease


palatine process


paranasal frontal sinuses


parietal bones


partial ankylosis


patella


patellapexy


patellofemoral


pectoral


pectoralis major


pectoralis minor


pelvic outlet


perichondrium


peroneal


phalangeal


phalanges


phalanx


plantar aponeurosis


pronation


pubic rami


pubic symphysis


radial


radial tuberosity


radius


reduction


rheumatoid arthritis


rheumatologist


rotation


sacral vertebra


sacrococcygeal


sacroiliac joint


sartorius muscle (tendon)


scapula


scapular


sciatic nerve


scoliosis


sequestrectomy


sequestrum


sinus


sinus tarsi


skeletal amyloidosis


skeletal dysplasia


skeletal wry neck


spastic flatfoot


spastic paralysis


sphenoid bone


sphenoid sinuses


spinal fusion


spinous processes


spondylitis


spondylolisthesis


spondylosis


sprain


sternal angle


sternocleidomastoid


sternum


strain


striated muscle


styloid process


subcostal


subluxation


subpatellar


subtalar arthrodesis


supination


supraclavicular


supraorbital fossa


suprasternal notch


suture joint


symphysis pubis


synarthroses


synovial bursa


synovial cyst


synovial fluid


synovial joint


synovial joints


synovial membrane


synovial sheath


synovitis


systemic lupus erythematosus


talipes


talipes cavus


talipes convex pes valgus


talipes equinus


talocalcaneal


talonavicular arthrodesis


tarsals


tarsectomy


tarsus


temporal bones


tendinitis


tendon


tenosynovitis


tetany


thoracic spine lordosis


thoracic vertebra


tibia


tibial


tibiotalar


tic


TMJ or temporomandibular joint


tonus


torn meniscus


transverse foramina


transverse processes


triceps brachii


trochanter


trochlea


trochlea peronealis


true pelvis


tubercle


tuberosity


ulna


ulnar


ulnar gutter


ulnar malleolus


ulnar nerve entrapment


ulnar nerve palsy


ulnar styloid fracture


ulnotriquetral ligament


valgus contracture


valgus foot


valgus stress test


varus plafond


vastus intermedius


vastus lateralis


vastus medialis


vertebral arch


vertebral compression fracture


vertebral foramen


vertebral fusion


vertebral instability


vertebral ribs


vertebral wedging


volar


volar aspect


volar surface


weightbearing joint


xiphoid process


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