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    The human body has two hundred six bones that make up around fifteen percent of all body weight. They are vital for a body’s regular activities, so it can be very devastating when the bone is harmed from disease or injury. Many have suggested some factors that contribute to the harming of bone, but one of the most prevalent ones is caffeine. The purpose of this paper is to describe the anatomy of the human bone, discuss the health of bones, and show caffeine’s effect on the calcium in bones…

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    There are many different fractures, however, the main categories are incomplete, complete, simple, and compound. Fractures that are incomplete or complete, refer to the way the bone breaks. The incomplete fracture is when the bone cracks, but does not break all the way through. As with the complete fracture, the bone breaks in two or more parts. With the compound or simple fracture, this is referring to rather or not the bone broke through the skin. With a compound fracture, also known as an…

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    Bone Loss Lab Report

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    Introduction Determination of bone mineral density helps in assessing bone quality. For instance, loss of bone mass which is obtained clinically as the change in BDM (bone mineral density) aids in determining bone fragility (Paschalis, 2009). Though, bone mineral density cannot be used alone to indicate that someone will suffer from bone fracture since there is the difference in BDM between the populations. Some people in a particular community develop bone fracture while others do not. Some…

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    Assessment: The patient has developed painful post traumatic arthritis to the left ankle. She has large osteophytes to the anterior ankle joint causing impingement and pain with active range of motion. The left ankle fracture is well healed by x-ray evaluation. The most likely diagnosis is post-traumatic osteoarthritis after an open fracture dislocation of the left ankle 20 years ago. In a fracture dislocation of the ankle, the exposed cartilage can be disrupted and lead to osteoarthritis. In…

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    Paget’s Disease Paget’s disease is the breakdown of bone in an abnormal fashion, which then leads to bone forming abnormally. Bones naturally break down and new tissue is formed, this is called renewal. The disease disrupts the renewal process, and creates abnormalities. The abnormalities usually include enlargement and weakening of bones. The symptoms of this disease include many things, and the most reported symptom is bone pain. Other symptoms include joint stiffness, visible deformities of…

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    Osteitis Fibrosa Cystica

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    Osteitis Fibrosa Cystica is a condition that is associated with excessive parathyroid hormone production (hyperparathyroidism), in which bone tissue becomes soft and deformed. Treatment is directed toward the underlying parathyroid condition and relieving any bone pain. Before 1950, about half of people diagnosed with hyperparathyroidism had Osteitis Fibrosa. Now it is uncommon, probably because patients with hyperparathyroidism are diagnosed earlier, before this complication has occurred. OFC…

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    What Causes Osteoporosis

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    Osteoporosis affects both genders and this is a bone disease. It is a condition in which bones become fragile and brittle. It occurs when the body loses a lot of bone, makes little bone, or both. Bones become weak and makes it easy for the bones to break from a fall (What is Osteoporosis and What Causes It). About 68% out of 44 million people at risk for this bone disease are women (Why Osteoporosis is More Common in Women). Osteoporosis is called a silent disease because a person can’t feel…

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    Bones help animals move, shape and support for an animal’s body. Bones are made up of tissues that continue to grow throughout the animal’s lifetime. But, as an animal gets older the body adds new bone quicker than getting rid of the old. With growth, an animal can run into many issues, one being bone disorders. Bone disorders can affect the growth of a healthy bone, can cause infection, and injure the animal. Bone disorders can be treated with nutritional treatments to help the bone or bones…

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    Osteogenesis Imperfec’ta Osteogenesis imperfecta (OI) is a genetic disorder that causes the bone to be fragile and break easily. It is also known as “brittle bone disease”. It is caused when there is a lack of collagen production. Collagen are what makes the bone strong, and the lack of collagen causes the bones to be weak and fragile, making it easier for it to break. OI affects 1 in 20,000 people. In the United States alone it is estimated to affect 20,000 at a minimum rate and 50,000 at the…

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    A fracture is considered compound when the skin is broken and the bone protrudes from the open fracture/wound. There is sometimes considerable soft tissue damage and a higher risk of infection from the open fracture. Immobilizing the injured leg will help to prevent causing more damage to the soft tissue around the break. Immobilization may also keep from causing injury to the femoral artery which could be fatal. Keeping the femur as still as possible after the break may also help doctors…

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