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ECT: Enhanced Care Team.

Effusion: When referring to a joint, an effusion is the abnormal accumulation of fluid in or around a joint and is associated with swelling, pain and stiffness.

EHR: Electronic Health Record.

EPR: Electronic Patient Record.

Extension: A movement that increases the angle between two body part, such as straightening the leg out.


Femur: Thigh bone.

FH: Family History.

Flexion: A movement that decreases the angle between two body parts, such as bending the arm.

Fracture: A broken or cracked bone.

Fusion: The joining of two bones. Also known as arthrodesis.

FBC: Full Blood Count.

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