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    Chelsea Hornyak MED 2047 Osteoporosis Instructor Michelle Earixson-Lamonthe 2/28/15 VNFT031 Osteoporosis is a disease of the bones. The word osteoporosis means “porous bone.” It is a metabolic bone disorder which means that the rate of bone breakdown, which is called resorption, speeds up while the rate of bone formation slows down causing a loss of bone mass. In other words, osteoporosis happens when you lose too much bone, make too little bone, or even both. As a result…

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    Case Study Osteomyelitis

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    factors such as bone cancer could have led to the weakening of her bones. 2.) If Susan had bone cancer, the CT scan would reveal the presence of a tumor. The densitometry scan would also show a change in the density of the bone due to cancer. 3.) Vitamin D helps the bones to absorb more calcium. 4.) Susan has a nondisplaced oblique fracture of the neck of the femur. A nondisplaced oblique fracture is when the bone did not move from its original anatomical position, but fractured diagonally…

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    Titanium Bone Benefits

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    step in the process is that a 3-D image of the outer surface of the femur is made. The bone was laser scanned at the physical anthropology computer lab using a special 3-D laser scanning machine. Resulting data was a highly accurate representation of the superficial topographic features of the bone the initial 3-D data set contained eighty thousand facets. The second step was generating a 3-D model of the femur. The model was made to be manipulated digitally. The 3-D digital data was transferred…

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    Fibrous dysplasia is a skeletal disorder in which bone forming cell fail to mature and produce too much fibrous or connective tissue. Fibrous dysplasia is a rare bone disorder in which scar tissue develops in place of normal bone. This can weaken the affected bone and cause it to fracture.Fibrous dysplasia is linked to a gene mutation that affects the cells that produce bone. The mutation occurs after conception, in the early stages of fetal development. Which means the mutation isn't inherited…

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    Age is a primary cause for knee and hip replacement surgeries. As we get older, our joints naturally become more susceptible to breakdowns in cartilage and a loss of bone density. Osteoarthritis, sometimes referred to as degenerative joint disease is an abnormal medical condition that causes deterioration, pain, swelling or stiffness of bones and joints. Although osteoarthritis affects all age groups, the condition is seen most often in the older population. This could be for various reasons.…

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    Orthopaedic Procedure

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    There are two kinds of bone cements for orthopaedic procedures, conventional cement (PMMA) and bioasorbable composites. Cement augmentation is a very useful technique for fixation of implants such as screws, plates, or IMnails in osteoporotic bone. Generally, cement augmentation features increased strength of implant fixation, rapid restoration of patient mobility, and reduction of the complications of implant failures. The occurrence of severe skeletal loss requires the stability provided by…

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    The thesis I have chosen to write about on a commonly held misconception is that cracking your knuckles will give you arthritis. I feel that everyone has, at some point in their lives heard the phrase “cracking your joints will give you arthritis”, even now that this misconception has been proven false many people still say this or believe it. Joint cracking can arise from the negative pressure pulling nitrogen gas into the joint, the sound can also arise from tendons snapping over tissues due…

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    Some individuals may believe that they are only able to receive social security disability payments if they happen to be visibly disabled, such as a condition that causes you to be in a wheelchair or being legally blind, but that’s not the case. One such condition that is not readily apparent that can qualify you to receive social security disability is parathyroid gland disorders. What is Parathyroid Gland Disorders Parathyroid gland disorders is an endocrine disorder, and your endocrine…

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    Anemia Research Paper

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    Mineral Elements: Q1: What does it mean to be anaemic? Anaemia is a blood-related medical condition, that is characterised by a distinctly perceivable lack of red blood cells and haemoglobin in the blood stream, which generally leaves the sufferer fatigued, unmotivated, and weak. This is what it means to be anaemic. However, Anaemia is closely linked with a deficiency in iron, and by frequently consuming a myriad of products that contain the vital element, those plagued by the unfortunate…

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    Bone Metastasis Bone metastasis is cancer that spreads to the bones from another part of the body. A person may have bone metastasis in one bone or in more than one bone. Cancer that spreads to the bones is different from cancer that starts in the bones (primary bone cancer). Bone metastasis is more common than primary bone cancer. The spine is the most common area for bone metastasis. Other common areas include the: • Hip bone (pelvis). • Ribs. • Skull. • Long bones of the arm or…

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