Diseases of the Musculoskeletal System

Diseases of the Musculoskeletal System


Without bones for structure, support, and motion, the body would just be an amorphous blob. The bones also protect vital internal organs (heart/lungs) and systems. Over the course of a lifetime, bones grow with us and we need to nourish them with proper nutrition and exercise to keep them in good working order through old age. For example, Vitamin D keeps our bone strong by helping the body absorb calcium and phosphorus which are integral parts of the bone’s composition.

Initial Post Instructions

Research and select a disease of the musculoskeletal system and report your findings. Include etiology, symptoms, diagnosis, treatments and prognosis. Identify 10 medical terms unique to the musculoskeletal system disease selected. Provide a definition for each term.

Discussion Response Instructions

Review the posts made by your fellow classmates that researched a different disease from what you originally selected. What additional information can be added to their initial post? Are their similar medical terms used to describe for both diseases? Please explain. Be sure to utilize medical terminology.


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