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Essential knee terminology
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eASC search for term

Expanded adipose stem cells - stem cells expanded in the laboratory from fat tissue taken from the patient.

Eccentric muscle contraction search for term

An eccentric muscle contraction is when a muscle produces force whilst it is actively lengthening.

Ecchymosis search for term

A bruise.

Edema search for term

American spelling of 'oedema'.

Edematous search for term

American spelling of 'oedematous'.

Effusion search for term

A knee effusion is excessive joint fluid inside the knee joint.

EFORT search for term

European Federation of National Associations of Orthopaedics and Traumatology.

EKA search for term

Abbreviation for 'European knee association'.

Elmslie Trillat Procedure search for term

A surgical procedure to improve the alignment of the patella.

ELPS search for term

Abbreviation for 'excessive lateral pressure syndrome.'

Endobutton search for term

An endobutton is a fixation device to secure the upper end of a hamstrings graft during the procedure of cruciate ligament reconstruction.

Epicondyle search for term

An epicondyle is a bony bump or 'knuckle' upon a rounded end (or condyle) of a bone.

Epidural anaesthesia search for term

nerve transmission in a region of the body - in this case a fine catheter (tube) is passes into the epidural space around the spinal cord and the local anaesthetic is injected here.

Epidural catheter search for term

A fine tube which is inserted into the epidural space around the spinal cord, for the administration of an anaesthetic agent.

Epidural space search for term

A space around the spinal cord outside of the spinal cavity in which the cord runs.

Epiphysis search for term

The rounded end of any long bone, adjacent to the growth plate.

Erythema search for term

Redness.

ESC search for term

Embryonic stem cell - a stem cell derived from an embryo.

ESSKA search for term

Abbreviation for the 'European society of shoulder, knee and ankle surgery'.

Evidence-based search for term

Underpinned by peer-reviewed published studies.

Excessive lateral pressure syndrome search for term

Excessive lateral pressure syndrome is a collection of symptoms and signs related to the kneecap being tilted due to tight restraints (lateral retinaculum) on the outer side side of the joint between the kneecap and the femur - a condition known as 'lateral tilt'. This causes pain and joint cartilage damage.

Excision search for term

To 'excise' means 'to cut out'.

Extension search for term

Extension means 'straightening'.

Extensor mechanism search for term

The extensor mechanism consists of the anatomical muscle/tendon chain of structures which work together to straighten the knee.

External fixator search for term

Metal apparatus to hold together the broken ends of a bone via rods drilled through the skin into the bone.

Extra-articular search for term

Outside the joint.

Extraarticular search for term

'Extra' means outside of and 'articular' means the joint so if something is extraarticular it means that it is outside of the cavity of the joint.

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