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Glossary for Tarsal Synostosis

  • Acromegaly: A hormonal disorder involving excess growth hormone production by the pituitary gland.
  • Ankle conditions: Conditions that affect the ankle
  • Ankle pain: Pain affecting the ankle joint
  • Bone conditions: Conditions that affect the bones
  • Craniofacial dysostosis type 1: A rare genetic disorder characterized by premature joining of certain skull bones during development which has an impact on the shape of the head and face. Features include poor vision, hypoplasia of maxilla an impaired hearing.
  • Fetal alcohol syndrome: A pattern of mental and physical birth defects caused by excessive alcohol use during pregnancy. The range and severity of the symptoms may vary greatly.
  • Holt-Oram Syndrome: A rare inherited disorder characterized by hand, arm and heart abnormalities. Bone abnormalities usually affect the left arm more than the right and occasionally only one arm and/or hand is affected.
  • Infection: Infections as a symptom.
  • Injury: Any damage inflicted in the body
  • Limb conditions: Medical conditions affecting the upper or lower limbs.
  • Limping: Walking with a limp or other gait problem
  • Lower limb conditions: Any medical condition affecting the lower limbs, i.e. the legs, knees, feet, etc..
  • Musculoskeletal conditions: Medical conditions affecting the musculoskeletal system of bones, muscles and related structures.
  • Pain: A feeling of suffering, agony, distress caused by the stimulation of pain fibres in the nervous system
  • Rheumatic conditions: Any condition that affects ones joints
  • Surgical errors/complications: Any error or complication that arises from surgery
  • Turner Syndrome: Rare chromosome syndrome with one X but no second X or Y chromosome.


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