Anatomy & Physiology Musculoskeletal #40


Which term is documented for a client who experiences bone inflammation that is often caused by an infection?


  1. Sepsis
    • Rationale:

      Sepsis is a serious condition that results from the presence of harmful microorganisms in the blood or other tissues within the human body. The body’s response to the presence of these harmful microorganisms can potentially lead to the malfunctioning of various organs, shock, and even death.

  2. Subluxation
    • Rationale:

      A subluxation is a partial displacement and./or separation of the joints or articular surfaces within the human body.

  3. Osteoporosis
    • Rationale:

      Osteoporosis is defined as a medical condition in which the bones become brittle and fragile from loss of tissue.

  4. Osteomyelitis
    • Rationale:

      Osteomyelitis is defined as an inflammation of the bone tissue. It is often caused by an infection.


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


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. Osteomyelitis is an inflammation of the bone tissue that is often caused by an infection.

Test Taking Tip

Consider the definition for each choice to answer this question correctly.

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