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Glossary for Leg conditions

  • All Disease Categories: All major disease categories
  • Amputation: Loss of a limb or extremity from trauma or accident.
  • Ankle conditions: Conditions that affect the ankle
  • Broken leg: Fracture of a bone in the upper or lower leg
  • Decreased mobility: in some conditions the patients cannot move about
  • Deep vein thrombosis: Blood clot in vein, often in calf muscle vein in the leg.
  • Edema: Fluid retention in tissues
  • Ewing's sarcoma: Ewing's sarcoma is a malignant round-cell tumor. It is a rare disease in which cancer cells are found in the bone or in soft tissue. The most common areas in which it occurs are the pelvis, the femur, the humerus, and the ribs.
  • Foot conditions: Any condition that may affect the foot
  • Fractured Lower Leg: A fracture to one of the bones of the lower leg
  • Leg injury: Any injury that occurs to ones legs
  • Leg pain: Pain affecting the leg
  • Limb conditions: Medical conditions affecting the upper or lower limbs.
  • Lower limb conditions: Any medical condition affecting the lower limbs, i.e. the legs, knees, feet, etc..
  • Melanoma: Melanoma is the most dangerous type of skin cancer. It is the leading cause of death from skin disease. It involves cells called melanocytes, which produce a skin pigment called melanin. Melanin is responsible for skin and hair color.
  • Peripheral vascular disease: Disease of arteries supplying the legs or sometimes arms
  • Thigh conditions: Any condition that affects the thigh
  • Varicose veins: Enlarged blue veins, usually in the legs.


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