GlossaryPosture: The normal alignment of all the segments of the body or the position of the body.
HLA-B27: HLA (Human Leucocytes Antigen)-B27 is a normal type of tissue found in very few persons. People with HLA-B27 are more susceptible to Ankylosing spondylitis.
HLA: Human Leucocytes Antigen are tissue antigens and they are related to immune system and they vary from person to person.
Replacement Surgery: This is a surgical operation where, the affected bones are removed and replaced by suitable artificial joint structures.
Reiter's Disease: This is a form of HLA-B27 related Reactive arthritis with symptoms of inflammation of Joints, Eyes and Urinary tract.
Pelvis: The Bone of the lower part of trunk.
Anemia: It is a deficiency disease, of haemoglobin in the blood.
Spondylometer: It is a scale of measurement to detect the affected level of spine in ankylosing spondylitis.
ESR: Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate (ESR) is a blood test done to detect inflammation.
NSAID: Non- Steroidal Anti - Inflammatory Drugs, These are non-cortisone, non-addictive drugs that reduces pain and Inflammation.
Orthopedics: Orthopedics is a branch of medicine, which is related to diagnosis and treatment of diseases of Musculo- skeletal system.
Rheumatology: Rheumatology is a Medical specialty related to diagnosis and treatment of Joint diseases.
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