In this lesson, we are going again to continue to learn about the important musculoskeletal abbreviations. As a medical transcription online trainee, you have all the responsibilities of your own growth of your knowledge and skill in this field of your own self. You should have a regular habit of revising your all lessons, improving typing skills on a daily basis, practicing dummy transcription files (it may be available anywhere online and I have a plan to put all these things in my own full-fledged website soon and I will announce good news soon), improving your medical terminology knowledge, and healthcare update news. Now we will see important musculoskeletal system abbreviations and their meanings one by one now. Okay. Come on.
RF is an abbreviated form and it can be extended as rheumatoid factor. Rheumatoid arthritis patients have this factor and the presence of this factor in those proves the existence of rheumatoid arthritis or Sjogren’s syndrome in that patient. To prove this factor in the patient’s blood, the tests like antinuclear antibody (ANA), erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR), C-reactive protein (CRP), and complete blood count (CBC) are done and if the presence of RF is confirmed then the patient can be assessed to have RA (rheumatoid arthritis). Normally the RF factor will be in the elevated condition in these patients.
ROM is an important abbreviation in this system and which can be extended as range of motion. It is nothing but the moving away of a thing that usually move when it is appended to one more thing. For example, spinal column, shoulder girdle, elbow joints, wrist joints, hip joints, knee joints, and ankle joints are attached to the body and move away from the body.
In the next lesson, we will learn about the rest of the important musculoskeletal abbreviations. Okay. Come on.
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