Fractures And Bone Diseases (Bone Disease (Scoliosis (Scoliosis is a…
Fractures And Bone Diseases
Bones are rigid, but they do bend or "give" somewhat when an outside force is applied. However, if the force is too great, the bones will break, just as a plastic ruler breaks when it is bent too far.
Open, compound fracture. The skin may be pierced by the bone or by a blow that breaks the skin at the time of the fracture. The bone may or may not be visible in the wound.
Swelling and tenderness around the injury
Green stick fracture is when bone is bent
Hair line fracture is when a small crack is made by overuse
shin splints happen when you use your shin to much
single fracture is when bone is broken in 1 place leaving 2 [pieces]
Bowing fractures are incomplete fractures of tubular long bones in paediatric patients (especially the radius and ulna)
complete fracture is when bone is completely seperated
Comminuted fracture. In this type of fracture, the bone shatters into three or more pieces
Can be caused when there is an unbalance between the new bone formation and the old bone resorption.The body may fail to form enough new bone, or too much old bone may be reabsorbed, or both. your bones need calcium and phosphate.
Scoliosis is a common condition that affects many children and adolescents. Simply defined, scoliosis is a sideways curve of the spine. Instead of a straight line down the middle of the back, a spine with scoliosis curves, sometimes looking like a letter "C" or "S."
Arthritis is very common but is not well understood. Actually, “arthritis” is not a single disease; it is an informal way of referring to joint pain or joint disease. There are more than 100 different types of arthritis and related conditions. People of all ages, sexes and races can and do have arthritis, and it is the leading cause of disability in America. More than 50 million adults and 300,000 children have some type of arthritis. It is most common among women and occurs more frequently as people get older.
Bone cancer-Bone cancer is a malignant (cancerous) tumor of the bone that destroys normal bone tissue.
Leukemia-Leukemia is cancer of the body's blood-forming tissues, including the bone marrow and the lymphatic system.