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Glossary for Arm conditions

  • Abrasion: An area of skin or mucous membrane that has been scraped
  • Amputated arm: Loss of arm from trauma or accident.
  • Amputation: Loss of a limb or extremity from trauma or accident.
  • Frostbite: Tissue damage from freezing
  • Neuropathy: Peripheral neuropathy is the term for damage to nerves of the peripheral nervous system, which may be caused either by diseases of the nerve or from the side-effects of systemic illness.
  • Osteosarcoma: Osteosarcoma is the most common type of malignant bone cancer, accounting for 35% of primary bone malignancies. There is a preference for the metaphyseal region of tubular long bones. 50% of cases occur around the knee.
  • Pain: A feeling of suffering, agony, distress caused by the stimulation of pain fibres in the nervous system
  • Raynaud's phenomenon: Blood vessel constriction attacks affecting fingers and/or toes.
  • Repetitive Strain Injury: Various conditions with inflammation from repetitive movements.
  • Swelling symptoms: Symptoms causing swelling or enlargement.
  • Thoracic outlet syndrome: Pinched shoulder/arm nerve.
  • Tingling: Tingling, prickling, or pins-and-needles sensations
  • Ulnar nerve injury: Damage to the ulnar nerve in the elbow and arm.
  • Weakness: Symptoms causing weakness of the body


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