The only charity that caters for the specialist needs of limb reconstruction patients

Glossary of medical terms

BMP - Bone Morphogenic Proteins to accelerate bone growth.
 
Catheter - Fine tube.
 
Compartment Syndrome - Rare build up of pressure in the leg or forearm.
 
Distraction - Slow steady tension to injured tissue.
 
Epidural - Spinal anaethetics.
 
External fixator - External frame fixed to the bone using wires (or pins) and screws.
 
Histogenesis - Creating new tissue.
 
LFUD - Low frequency ultrasound devices to stimulate bone growth.
 
Non-union - a fracture that will not heal without further intervention.
 
Osteotomy - Surgical division of the bone.
 
PCA - Patient-controlled analgesia.
 
PEMF - Pulsed ElectroMegnetic Field to stimulate bone growth.
 
Prioprioception - The brain's awareness of a joint's or limb's position in relation to the rest of the body.
 
Tertiary healthcare - Specialised consultative care, usually on referral from primary or secondary medical care personnel, by specialists working in a centre that has personnel and facilities for special investigation and treatment.
 
TSF - Taylor Spatial Frame, external device for limb correction.  
 
 
 
 
 
 
What is limb reconstruction?
Limb reconstruction is a term that covers all sorts of treatments for injured or deformed limbs, many of them using external fixators. More >
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KLRT Fundraising 2014:

Saturday 12th July : Sponsored Dog Walk and Bike Ride starting at the Rose Inn at Wichambreaux (dogs optional).


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