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Unformatted text preview: calcification of bone matrix to lower blood calcium levels Mechanical stress:- Wolff's law: a bone remodels or grows in response to the forces placed on it- Bones are generally thickest at sites with greatest stress Repair of fractures: Fracture types:- displaced (ends out of alignment) & nondisplaced fractures- complete (bone broken through) & incomplete fractures- linear (along axis) & transverse (perpendicular to axis) fractures- open ( compound , breaks skin) & closed ( simple ) fractures Reduction: realignment of broken bone ends- closed reduction: bones coaxed into position by physician (or someone)- open reduction: bone ends are secured together by pins or wires- hematoma (mass of clotted blood) formation- fibrocartilagenous callus formation- bony callus formation- bone remodeling Osteomalacia: bones are inadequately mineralized (osteoid not calcified)...
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This note was uploaded on 12/04/2011 for the course ANTHRO 2000 taught by Professor Monicaoyola during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.
- Fall '10