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Acromio-clavicular and scapular separati

Acromio-clavicular Joint - the outer end of the spine of the scapula that protects the glenoid cavity, forms the outer angle of the shoulder, and articulates with the clavicle. Scapula - a pair of large essentially flat and triangular bones lying one in each dorsolateral part of the thorax, called also shoulder blade

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Acute problems in the back

Prolapsed Disc - the falling down or slipping of a body part from its usual position or relations ( Slipped Disc)

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Ankle Hairline Fractures

Ankle Fracture - A crack, break, or complete shattering of a bone in the ankle. It usually involves the bottom end of the fibula when the athlete rolls over on the ankle. Signs and symptoms are similar to an ankle sprain. Confirmation that a swollen, painful ankle is fractured often requires an X-ray examination. Treatment will depend on the severity of the fracture. A splint may be applied if there is no displacement, but surgical replacement and fixing of the bones may be necessary if there is displacement. Recovery time varies, but it usually takes at least 4 months before an athlete can return to full activity.

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Arthritic knee problems

Rheumatoid Arthritis - a usually chronic disease that is considered an autoimmune disease and is characterized especially by pain, stiffness, inflammation, swelling, and sometimes destruction of joints -- abbreviation RA; called also atrophic arthritis

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Burns (Arm, Wrist and Hand)

Burns - bodily injury resulting from exposure to heat, caustics, electricity, or some radiations, marked by varying degrees of skin destruction and hyperemia often with the formation of watery blisters and in severe cases by charring of the tissues, and classified according to the extent and degree of the injury -- see FIRST-DEGREE BURN, SECOND-DEGREE BURN, THIRD-DEGREE BURN

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