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Musculoskeletal inj

Musculoskeletal Injuries

Hard but flexable living structures that provide support for the body an dprotection for vital organs Bones
Disruption or "coming apart" Dislocation
Extremity injury in which the skin has been broken or torn through from the inside by an injured bone or from the outside by something that has caused a penetrating wound with associated injury to the bone Open extremity injury
Special splint that applies constant pull along the length of the leg to help stabilize the fractured femur and reduce muscle spasm Traction Splint
Grating sensation or sound made when broken bone ends rub together Crepitus
Bands of connective tissue that bind muscles to bones Tendons
Any break point in a bone Fracture
Connective tissue that covers the outside of the bone ends and acts as a surface for articulationallowing for smooth movement at joints Cartilage
Portion of the skeleton that includes the clavicles, scapulae, arms, wrists,hands, pelvis, thighs, legs, ankles, and feet Extremities
Muscle injury caused by overstreatching or overexertion of the muscle Strain
Process of applying tension to straighten and realign a fractured limb before splinting Manual traction
Places where bones articulate or meet Joints
Stretching and tearing of ligaments Sprain
Injury to an extremity in which the skin is not broken Closed extremity injury
Connective tissue that suports joints by attaching the bone ends and allowing for stable range of motion Ligaments
Created by: Kellene
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