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Debridement
- A term of French origin for the removal of dead, infected or foreign material from a wound.
 
Deep Venous Thrombosis - A blood clot that forms in a vein resulting in obstruction of venous flow. Most common in the lower extremities.
See Encyclopedia
 
Degenerative Joint Disease
- A form of arthritis that results in the destruction of the articular cartilage that line the joints. Seen predominately in the larger weight bearing joints of the hips, knees and spine, be seen in the small joints of the hands.
 
Disc - Material between spinal vertebrae that provide a cushion-like support against shock. See Encyclopedia
 
Dislocate - To put out of place, out of joint or out of position.
 
Dorsiflexion - To bend the toes toward the head.
 
Dupuytren’s Contracture - A painless thickening of the connective tissue in the palmar hand that can lead to difficulty extending the digits. Causes include hand trauma and genetic predisposition.