Anatomy & Physiology Musculoskeletal #38

Question

Which skeletal system disorder is characterized with the inflammation of one or more joints in the body?

Answers

  1. Arthritis
    • Rationale:

      Arthritis is one of the many types of skeletal system disorders. It is characterized by inflammation of one or more skeletal joints within the human body.

  2. Dislocation
    • Rationale:

      Dislocation occurs when the joints are completely separated and are no longer articulated with one another.

  3. Osteoporosis
    • Rationale:

      Osteoporosis is a medical condition in which the bones become brittle and fragile from loss of tissue. This disease process is typically the result of hormonal changes, or a deficiency of calcium and/or vitamin D within the body.

  4. Osteomyelitis
    • Rationale:

      Osteomyelitis is defined as an infection of the bone tissue.

Overview

A number of disorders affect the skeletal system within the human body.

Explanation

Learning Outcomes

The nurse must have an understanding of skeletal system disorders. This is important because the nurse is responsible for completing a plan of care that is appropriate for clients and their specific needs. Arthritis is defined as one of the many types of skeletal system disorders that is characterized by inflammation of one or more skeletal joints in the body.

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