Diabetes mellitus

Diabetes mellitus is caused by insufficient insulin production or lack of responsiveness to insulin. Diabetes is one of the major reasons for limb amputation today.

Diabetic ulcer

ulceration or death of tissue in foot or lower leg, caused by diabetes.

Diagnosis

To describe or assess the cause of any injury or disease.

Diplegia

Affecting both sides of the body.

Disarticulation

An amputation through a joint.

Distal

Term used to describe the furthest area from the body.

Doff

To take off.

Doffing a prosthesis

Taking off a prosthesis.

Dominant

Normally the extremity which does most of the work(Example. The hand you write with is the dominant side).

Don

To put on.

Donning a prosthesis

Putting on a prosthesis.

Donning aid

Tool used to help put on something.

Dorsal

The back side of.

Dorsiflexion

Lifting of the toes/ankle toward the ceiling.

DUCHENNE's disease

Severe progressive form of muscular dystrophy.

DUCHENNE's sign

Trunk bends lateral toward stance leg during stance phase.

Durometer

Term used to describe how soft, firm, or hard something may be.

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