traumatic discopathy

n.

An injury characterized by fissuration, laceration, or fragmentation of a disk or surrounding ligaments, with or without displacement of fragments against the spinal cord, nerve roots, or ligaments.

Nearby words

  1. traumatic,
  2. traumatic amenorrhea,
  3. traumatic amputation,
  4. traumatic anesthesia,
  5. traumatic asphyxia,
  6. traumatic neuritis,
  7. traumatic neuroma,
  8. traumatic occlusion,
  9. traumatic tetanus,
  10. traumatise


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