Septic arthritis, which is sometimes called infectious arthritis or pyogenic arthritis, is a serious infection of the joints characterized by pain, fever, occasional chills, inflammation and swelling in one or more joints, and loss of function in the affected joints
Shoulder Impingement refers to mechanical compression and/or wear of the rotator cuff tendons.
Shoulder arthritis a degenerative disease caused by either wear and tear (osteoarthritis) or an inflammation (rheumatoid arthritis) of one or both of the shoulder joints.
Simple bone cyst, otherwise known as a Unicameral bone cyst, is a fluid-filled cavity in the bone, lined by compressed fibrous tissue
Spinal stenosis is any narrowing of the spinal canal that causes compression of the spinal nerve cord. Spinal stenosis causes pain and may cause loss of some body functions.
Sporotrichosis is a chronic infection caused by the microscopic fungus Sporothrix schenckii
Steroid myopathy is muscle disease or weakness caused from over use of steroids especially Corticosteroids.
St. Vitus' dance, is a disorder effecting children and characterized by jerky, uncontrollable movements, either of the face or of the arms and legs.
Stiff-person syndrome is a rare progressive neurological disorder characterized by constant painful contractions and spasms of voluntary muscles
Still's disease is an illness with fever, rash, and joint pain. It may lead to chronic arthritis
Subchondral bone cyst is one that happens near a joint and is beneath the cartilage around a joint
Swayback is a disorder defined by an excessive inward curve of the spine
Sydenham's chorea is a disorder effecting children and characterized by jerky, uncontrollable movements, either of the face or of the arms and legs.
Synovial Fluid analysis, also called joint fluid analysis, or arthrocentesis, is a procedure used to assess joint-related abnormalities, such as in the knee or elbow.
Systemic lupus erythematosus (also called lupus or SLE) is a disease where a person's immune system attacks and injures the body's own organs and tissues. Almost every system of the body can be affected by SLE.
Systemic Sclerosis is a serious, progressive disease that affects the skin and connective tissue (including cartilage, bone, fat, and the tissue that supports the nerves and blood vessels
Takayasu arteritis affects the aorta (the very large main artery that exits the heart and receives all of the blood to be delivered throughout the body
Takayasu's arteritis affects the aorta (the very large main artery that exits the heart and receives all of the blood to be delivered throughout the body
Temporal Arteritis A serious disease characterized by inflammation of the walls of the blood vessels.
Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ) is the name given to a group of symptoms that cause pain in the head, face, and jaw
Tennis elbow is an inflammation of several structures of the elbow
Tendinitis is the inflammation of a tendon, a tough rope-like tissue that connects muscle to bone.
Tietze Syndrome is an inflammation of a rib or the cartilage connecting a rib.
Transverse myelitis (TM) is an uncommon neurological syndrome caused by inflammation (a protective response which includes swelling, pain, heat, and redness) of the spinal cord,
Tuberculous arthritis is an infection of the joints caused by tuberculosis.
Ulcerative colitis is a form of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). It causes swelling, ulcerations, and loss of function of the large intestine.
Unicameral bone cyst, otherwise known as a simple bone cyst, is a fluid-filled cavity in the bone
Vasculitis refers to a varied group of disorders which all share a common underlying problem of inflammation of a blood vessel or blood vessels.
Viral arthritis is inflammation of the joints that results from a viral infection.
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Arthritis can develop as a result of an infection. For example, bacteria that cause gonorrhea or Lyme disease can. Infectious arthritis can cause serious damage, but usually clears up completely with antibiotics. Scleroderma is a systemic disease that involves the skin, but may include problems with blood vessels, joints, and internal organs. Fibromyalgia syndrome is soft-tissue rheumatism that doesn't lead to joint deformity, but affects an estimated 5 million Americans, mostly women. The approximate number of cases in the United States of some common forms of arthritis.
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