MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

EVERY DAY WE USE OUR MUSCLES and joints to carry out voluntary movements. Many of these actions, such as walking, demand very little concentration, but complex tasks, such as playing…

The Joints

Joints are formed where two or more bones meet. Most joints, including those of the limbs, move freely and are known as synovial joints. They are lubricated by synovial fluid…

THE BODY’S MUSCLES

Muscles consist of tissue that can contract powerfully to move the body, maintain its posture, and work the various internal organs, including the heart and blood vessels. These functions are…

Muscle Strains and Tears

Injuries of varying severity resulting from the overstretching of a muscle. AGE – More common with increasing age LIFESTYLE – Intensive athletic training and lifting heavy weights are risk factors…

Ruptured Tendon

A complete tear in one of the tough, fibrous bands that attach muscle to bone. Lifestyle – Intensive sports training and lifting heavy weights are risk factors ACE-GENDER-GENETICS – Not…

FRACTURE TREATMENTS

Although some broken bones do not need to be immobilized, most have to be returned to their correct position (reduction) and held in placc so that the fractured ends are…

Osgood-Schlatter Disease

Inflammation of the front of the tibia (shinbone) below the knee. AGE – Most common between the ages of 10 and 14 GENDER – Much more common in boys LIFESTYLE…