Card Set Information
disorders skeletal system
location of intervertebral discs
between the vertebra of the vertebral collumn
importance of intevertabral disks
intevertebral disk anatomy
outter ring of anulous fibrosis
inside nucleus pulpus
: absorbs shock, provides strength.
due to abnormal stress, fibrocartilage weakens and ruptures allowing an extrusion of the nuculus pulposis material into vertebral canal.
consequences of a herniated disk
inflammation of spinal cord and nerve root damage resulting in peralisis.
inflammation of a joint due to
instability, trauma, old age, infection, or autoimmune disorder.
osteoarthritis, gouty arthritis, rhematoid arthritis, septic arthritis
primarily in elderly
: inactivity and obesity
unable to process amino acids so they are converted into uric acid that cristilizes joints
due to infections