Other Bone Disorders

Several additional bone disorders are summarized in table 7.4. The most common bone disease, osteoporosis,34 receives special consideration in insight 7.4. The effects of aging on the skeletal system are described on page 1109.

Before You Go On

Answer the following questions to test your understanding of the preceding section:

  1. Name and describe any five types of bone fractures.
  2. Why would osteomyelitis be more likely to occur in an open fracture than in a closed fracture?
  3. What is a callus? How does it contribute to fracture repair?

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