Last Updated on Nov 24, 2014

Glossary

Humerus: The long bone of the upper arm.

Ulna: Larger of the two bones in the forearm.

Radius: Smaller of the two bones in lower arm.

Numbness: The lack of sensation in a part of the body because of interruption of nerve impulses.

CT scan: This is a X- ray procedure enhanced by computer the results are three dimensioned scan through a body part showing bone and body tissue.

X-ray: High energy radiation with waves shorter than those of visible light. X-rays possess the properties of penetrating most substances (to varying extents), of acting on a photographic film or plate (permitting radiography), and of causing a fluorescent screen to give off light (permitting fluoroscopy). In low doses X-rays are used for making images that help to diagnose disease, and in high doses to treat cancer. Formerly called a Roentgen ray.

Fracture: A fracture is a break in the bone or cartilage. Fractures are also named by the trauma event that cause the bone breakage.

Arthritis: A disease marked by inflammation and pain in the joints.

Most Popular on Medindia