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Medical term glossary - F

This medical term glossary provides explanations in plain English of a number of technical terms you may encounter in the process of pursuing a clinical negligence claim.

Facet - Small, flat surface on a bone.

Fascia - A fibrous membrane.

Fatigue fracture - Repetitive minor stress causing a fracture.

Fauces - Archway at the back of the throat.

Femur - Thigh bone.

Fibrosis - Thickening of tissue after inflammation or trauma.

Fibula - The outer bone of the lower leg.

Fistula - Difficulties in communication between different parts of the body.

Flaccid - Relaxed muscles.

Flexion - Bending a joint.

Flexor - The bending movement of a joint.

Flexor plantar response - Automatic downward movement of the big toe when the sole of the foot is touched.

Flexor spasm - Spastic contraction of muscles.

Forward angulation - Deformity in bones caused by fracture.

Fossa - Depression in bone.

Fracture dislocation - Both a dislocation and a fracture.

Frontal - The front of the brain or skull.

Frontal lobes - The forward sections of the brain.

Fusion - Joining together of two bones.

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