Musculoskeletal System Research Paper

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The musculoskeletal system provides form, support, stability and it is responsible for the movement of the body. The strong protective skeletal layer protects vital organs. For example rib cage protects the heart, kidneys and lungs from any traumatic injury. Bones provide framework that supports and keeps the body from collapsing. It is the major supporting structure of the body. The bone is classified by their shape or structure as cortical bones are dense and compact and cancellous is spongy. Cortical bones are dense and rigid bones. Its functions are to provide support and stability of the body and to bare body weight. Cancellous bones are also called spongy bones due to its shapes and it is a weak bone. It is found at the end of the long …show more content…
A joint is where the two relevant parts of skeletons in the body are fitted together. It is usually movable body part in which adjacent bones are joined by ligaments and other fibrous tissues. Cartilage in synovial joints serves as a support for soft tissue and provides the articular surface for joint movement. It is also involved in the growth of long bones before physical maturity is reached (________). There are three types of cartilage tissues which are called, hyaline, fibro and elastic. Hyalin tissue is the most abundant amongst three cartilages. It is commonly found in many locations in the body such as bronchi, bronchial tubes and trachea. Its tissue provides smooth surfaces allowing tissues to easily move to each other(______). Elastic cartilage, which contains both collagen and elastic fibres. Its function is to give great flexibility. Fibrous cartilage It owes its flexibility and toughness to the former of these constituents, and its elasticity to the latter. The skeleton consists of 206 bones and which are classified to shape as long, short, flat or …show more content…
A Fracture is classified by the bone involved, the part of that bone, and the nature of the break. According to the Mrs Rubens cause of left leg fracture is due to being tripped. There are no signs and symptoms for fracture but the risk factors for fractures are age, genetics, obesity and overweight, gender, physical inactivity and smoking and alcohol use. One actual problem that comes with fracture is high falls risk, which may worsen Mrs Rubens situation, and a fall can be severe depending on the environment. Additionally, a potential problem for fracture is when the fracture causes pain in the groin and hips that may worsen her

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