Orthopaedic Terminology

  • Jeremy E. Raducha


The breadth of orthopaedic terminology is extensive and can seem a completely unique language compared to the rest of medicine. This chapter is not meant to be all inclusive, rather to provide several common abbreviations and definitions you will encounter during your orthopaedic rotations. Knowing these terms will give you a basis on which to expand your orthopaedic vocabulary.


Terminology Orthopaedic abbreviations Orthopaedic definitions Varus Valgus 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jeremy E. Raducha
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  1. 1.Department of Orthopaedic SurgeryWarren Alpert Medical School, Brown UniversityProvidenceUSA

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