Abbreviation of 'tuberculosis'.
A scoring system to gauge how disabled one is from one's knee problem in terms of activity.
A tendon is the white fibrous end of a muscle, which connects the muscle to the bone.
Same as 'tendinitis'.
A tumour containing differentiated tissue, such as skin, hair and teeth.
Tumours containing differentiated tissue, such as skin, hair and teeth.
'Terminology' means the meaning of words.
The trade name for wide elastic bands used for rehabilitation exercises, and development of strength.
This is a controversial technique where a radiofrequency 'wand' is stroked over the fibres of a ligament to cause shrinkage, and consequent tightening of any laxity.
The femur - the long bone going from the hip to the knee.
An inflammation of the tissues caused by a clot in the vein.
A raised area of bone in the middle of the tibial plateau, and related to the attachment of the cruciate ligaments.
Tibial tuberosity transfer is a surgical procedure involving cutting the bony bump below the kneecap (the tibial tuberosity) and either moving it or re-angling it.
The term 'tide mark' is used when talking about articular cartilage (hyaline cartilage) - the white gristle that you find at the end of a bone. If the cartilage is stained, and cut into thin slices, and then examined under the microscope, one can see a calcified area of cartilage on the deeper aspect, anchoring the cartilage to the bone. This region looks different from the rest of the cartilage and the line demarcating it is called the tide mark.
A knee rehabilitation exercise for the early phase.
Stand facing a table and support your hands on the edge of the table, with your feet nice and straight on the floor. Raise your heels and supprt yourself on the tips of your toes. Count to five, and slowly go down again. Repeat five times.
A tissue bank is a place where body parts are stored for later use in transplantation.
Cells, biodegradeable scaffolds and engineering systems which repair or replace body parts.
Abbreviation of 'total knee arthroplasty'.
Abbreviation of 'total knee replacement'.
Same as 'total knee replacement'.
Referring to stem cells - a cell that has the ability to develop into a complete embryo.
A transplant is the removal of a body part from is origin and re-growing it somewhere else in the same person or in another person.
A useful item of equipment for knee rehabilitation.
Same as 'trochlear groove'.
A trochlear groove which has formed abnormally, generally with the sides being too flat or too steep.
A rehabilitation exercise.
Abbreviation of 'tibial tuberosity transfer'.