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Portions of the skeleton that include the upper extr.: clavicles, scapulae, arms, wrists, & hands. And lower extr.: pelvis, thighs, legs, ankles, & feet.
hard but flexible living structures that provide support for the body & protection for vital organs
places where bones meet.
tissues or fibers that cause movement of body parts & organs.
tough tissue that covers the joint ends of bones & helps to form certain body parts such as the ear.
tissues that connect muscle to bone.
connective tissues that connect bone to bone.
splint that applies constant pull along the length of a lower extremity to help stabilize the fractured bone & to reduce muscle spasm in the limb. Traction splints are used primarly on femoral shaft fractures.
any break in a bone.
disruption or coming parts of a joint.
stretching & tearing of ligaments.
muscle injury resulting from overstretching or overexertion of the muscle.
closed extremity injury
injury with no opening in the skin.
open extremity injury
injury in which the skin has been broken or torn through.
grating sensation or sound made when fractured bone ends rub together.
process of applying tension to straighten & realign a fractured limb before splinting. Also called tension.