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Handout for Assignment 3.1: Musculoskeletal Case Study

• Describe skeletal system disorders and diseases, tests, procedures, and drug categories • Describe muscular system disorders and diseases, tests, procedures, and drug categories

Handout Instructions: Below is a case study of a patient who was in a motorcycle accident. Read the case study and answer the questions. Some questions ask for information not included within this lesson. Use your text, a medical dictionary, or any other reference material you choose to answer these questions. Jamie Michaels was thrown from his motorcycle on a patch of gravel and was brought to the ER by paramedics. On examination, his right femur appeared to be fractured. X-ray studies confirmed an oblique, compound fracture which fortunately did not injure the femoral artery. However, there is a possibility of soft tissue damage in the area of the fracture. After routine blood work results showed that Mr. Michaels could tolerate surgery, he was taken to surgery for an open reduction. The fracture was secured with a plate and screws. A myorrhaphy was also necessary. The patient was taken to the recovery room in good condition. |Case Study Questions | | | |The femur is also known as the ___thigh_______ bone. | | | |The term oblique means _______A muscle neither parallel nor perpendicular to the long axis of a body or limb.___. | |...
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