The Skeletal System I. Functions



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  • Gigantism

    • Childhood



  • Acromegaly

    • Adulthood






  • Paget disease (osteitis deformans)

  • Osteogenic sarcoma =

    • Most

    • Often

  • Chondrosarcoma =

    • May require amputation

  • Signs of bone tumors

    • Pain

    • Easy fracture




  • Arthritis

  • Joint inflammation

    • Most

      • Joint

      • Bone thickens

      • Cartilage

  • Treatment

    • Analgesics

    • Anti-inflammatory agents

    • Physical therapy

Disorders of the Spine



  • Ankylosing spondylitis

  • Herniated Disk

  • Central

  • Commonly occurs:

    • Lumbosacral region

    • Cervical regions

  • Results

  • Severe




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