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Hallux Valgus - A swelling or deformity at the head of the proximal bone of the great toe (big toe).
 
Hemorrhage
- To bleed.
 
Herniate
- To protrude through an abnormal body opening (outside normal margins).
 
Hip Arthroplasty - Surgery to replace all or part of the hip joint with an artificial device that re-establishes normal hip joint motion. Indicated in cases of severe intractable degenerative arthritis.
 
Hip Fracture - A fracture of the hip commonly occurs in the neck of the femur (thigh bone). The elderly and those who suffer from osteoporosis are at greatest risk.
 
Hypercoaguable
- State describing abnormally thick blood.
 
Hypertrophy - Tissue or organ enlargement.