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The Musculoskeletal System

Diagnostic Tests for Musculoskeletal Disorders

Radiography

Arthocentesis

Arthrography

Bone Scanning


Fractures

– a break in the continuity of a bone.

Procedures done with certain fractures:

  • Reduction
  • Fixation
  • Traction (Skin, Skeletal, Bucks)
  • Casts

Complications

  • Compartment Syndrome
  • Fat Embolism
  • Walking w/ Crutches

Amputation

Rheumatoid Arthritis

– a chronic  inflammatory disease.

Osteoporosis

Gout

Medications Used for Musculoskeletal Disease

Antigout Medications

– Reduces the Uric Acid Production

– Increases the Uric Acid Excretion

Skeletal Muscle Relaxants


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