Each of these terms shares the prefix “spondyl” which is derived from either greek term spondulos or the latin term spondylus- which both mean “vertebra”. Medicine and anatomy is replete with terms with greek and latin origins. It can make things confusing if you are browsing for information about your health. All
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By strict definition, arthritis is defined as “joint inflammation” i.e. the “arthr” denoting part of the latin term for joint, while the “itis” denotes the latin suffix for inflammation. The “osteo” in osteoarthritis denotes the latin term for bone. So the term osteoarthritis, technically describes bone + joint + inflammation.
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The rotator cuff is a term used to describe a group of 4 muscles that help your arm bone to stay attached to your shoulder blade bone. Those muscles known as; supraspinatus infraspinatus subscapularis teres minor Any of the four muscles may be injured or subjected to wear and tear
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