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Diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of mechanical disorders of the musculoskeletal system
pertaining to the correction and cure of deformities and diseases of the musculoskeletal;originally, most deformities treated were in children
expanded area at the proximal and distal ends of a long bone to provide increased surface area for attachment of ligaments and tendons
condition with abnormal, early conversion of cartilage into bone, leading to dwarfism
inherited condition when bone formation is imcomplete, leading to fragile, easily broken bones
condition in which the bones become more porous, brittle and fragile and more likely to fracture
fracture occurring at a site already weakened by a disease process, such as cancer
symptoms caused by sudden, uncontrolled extension and flexion of the neck, often in an automobile accident
process of lying face down or of turning a hand or foot with the volar (palm or sole) surface face down
process of lying face upward or of turning a hand or foot so that the palm or sole is facing up
the cup shaped cavity of the hip bone that receives the head of the femur to form the hip joint
basin shaped ring of bones, ligaments, and muscles at the base of the spine. also any basin shaped cavity like the pelvis of the kidney
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