Stephensons Solicitors LLP Banner Image
Stephensons Trustpilot stars
Based on count 1363
View all reviews

Medical terms glossary - R

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.

Radial - Near the radius.

Radius - The outer bone of the forearm.

Raynaud's disease - Blood vessel in fingers go into spasm on exposure to cold for no apparent reason.

Raynaud's phenomenon - Similar to Raynaud’s disease but with an identified cause.

Recurvatum - Abnormal overextension of knee or elbow.

Reduction - Readjusting to normal position.

Reflex sympathetic dystrophy - Pain associated with disturbances of blood flow and wasting of skin and muscle, which may follow trauma, inflammatory or arthritic conditions.

Renal - Of or relating to the kidney.

Resection - Any surgery removing part of the body.

Respiratory capacity - Lung capacity.

Retrograde amnesia - Memory loss applying to memories from before a traumatic incident.

Rheumatoid arthritis - Inflammatory joint disease causing disfiguration.

Right homonymous hemianopia - Loss of right side of vision.

Rigor mortis - Stiffening of muscles after death.

Romberg's sign - Balance test.

Rotation - Movement around the long axis of the hip, shoulder, or spine.

Rotator - Muscles that rotate a joint.

A  B  C  D  E  F  G  H  I  J  K  L  M 

N  O  P  Q  R  S  T  U  V  W  X  Y  Z

If you would like assistance in relation to a possible clinical negligence claim speak to our experts for free initial advice on 01616 966 229 or complete our online enquiry form.

loading staff

4.5out of 10
4.5 score on Trustpilot Based on count 1363

We're Great

It is our business to deliver legal services that work for our clients, and you can trust our specialists to take care of things on your behalf.

Our Trustpilot reviews

World Alzheimer's Day - Tuesday 21st September

On 21 st September every year, people come together from all around the world to recognise and raise awareness of Alzheimer’s Disease. With over 50 million people living with dementia worldwide, global research is vital to share learning and...

Read more

SolicitorsLLP

Family solicitors brace for rise in exes battling over their children getting COVID-19 vaccination

With COVID-19 vaccinations set to be offered to 12- to 15-yeard old’s, family solicitors from a leading UK law firm are anticipating a surge in divorced and separated parents disagreeing on vaccinating their children. “This is...

Read more

Clin neg staff reorder

  • Louise Griffiths
  • Judith Thomas-Whittingham
  • Tom Mooney
  • Laura Sheehan
  • Claire Stockley
  • Jamie Cruickshanks
  • ​Carla Duprey
  • Kelly Withers
  • Laura Owen
  • Heather Bottomley
  • Pam Thompson
  • Justine Wright