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KNEE Dictionary beginning with N

Essential knee terminology
Click one of the letters above to go to the page of all terms beginning with that letter.
National Health Service search for term

The National Health Service (NHS) is the state healthcare system of the United Kingdom.

National joint registry search for term

Countries may each have a registry all hip, knee, ankle, elbow and shoulder replacement operations to monitor the performance of joint replacement implants.

Navigation system search for term

A computer system to help the surgeon to make decisions on where to make bony cuts, for example in knee replacement or osteotomy.

Necrosis search for term

Death of tissues.

nerve search for term

A tract of fibres that transmit impulses relating to movement and sensation.

Neurological search for term

Relating to nerves.

Neuroma search for term

A neuroma is a small knot of nerve endings, which can form when a nerve has been cut. It is really an attempt by the nerve to heal itself, but something goes wrong with its attempts. A neuroma can form in the tissues around the knee after an injury or after knee surgery.

Neuromuscular search for term

The word 'neuro' means 'nerves' or relating to the nervous system. 'Neuromuscular' means the muscles and the nerves that give the instructions to the muscles.

NHS search for term

Abbreviation of 'National Health Service'.

Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory search for term

A non-steroidal anti-inflammatory is a medication to reduce inflammation, but which does not contain steroids (cortisone products).

Notch search for term

Same as 'intercondylar notch'.

Notch impingement search for term

When a cruciate graft is wrongly placed or too fat, and impinges on the roof of the bony notch of the femur in which it lies.

Noyes classification search for term

The Noyes' Classification is a system for classifying the degree of joint destruction in an arthritic joint.

NSAID search for term

Abbreviation of 'non-steroidal anti-inflammatory'.

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