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Glossary for Fairbank disease

  • Bone conditions: Conditions that affect the bones
  • Cleft palate: Birth defect of lip and mouth.
  • Clinodactyly: Curving of the fifth finger towards the fourth finger.
  • Clubfoot: Congenital foot birth deformity turning the foot inward
  • Failure To Thrive: Slow growth or inadequate weight gain of an infant or child.
  • Fatigue: Excessive tiredness or weakness.
  • Genetic Disease: Any disease that is handed down to oneself through the chromosomes of ones parents
  • Joint Pain: Pain affecting the joints
  • Knock-knee: Knock-knee refers to a type of stance in which the knees are angled toward each other and touch but the ankles do not meet.
  • Limb conditions: Medical conditions affecting the upper or lower limbs.
  • Musculoskeletal conditions: Medical conditions affecting the musculoskeletal system of bones, muscles and related structures.
  • Osteoarthritis: Osteoarthritis is a chronic condition characterised by mechanical disrturbances due to degradation of joints. It is the most common form of arthritis, and the leading cause of chronic disability.
  • Pain: A feeling of suffering, agony, distress caused by the stimulation of pain fibres in the nervous system
  • Scoliosis: Sideways curvature of the spine
  • Sensorineural hearing loss: Hearing loss due to abnormal functioning or damage to the hearing nerve or the cochlea (inner ear) or the part of the brain that processes sound. The hearing problem may be present at birth or may be acquired through such things as aging, excessive noise or diseases such as meningitis.
  • Spondylolisthesis: A condition in which 2 or more vertebra may slide backwards or forwards on each other.
  • Walking symptoms: Problems with walking.


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