Bone Disorders


When you have completed this section, you should be able to

  • name and describe several bone diseases;
  • name and describe the types of fractures;
  • explain how a fracture is repaired; and
  • discuss some clinical treatments for fractures and other skeletal disorders.

Most people probably give little thought to their skeletal system unless they break a bone. This section will describe bone fractures, their healing, and their treatment, followed by a summary of other bone diseases and a clinical insight on osteoporosis.

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Essentials of Human Physiology

Essentials of Human Physiology

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