Major Pathologies of Bone


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Which of these is a benign (non-cancerous) bone tumor?

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1. Which of these disorders causes the foot to be rotated inward at birth?

2. Which of these is caused by a vitamin D or calcium deficiency in children and results in bone weakness and deformity?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Just like any other part of the body, bones can be affected by disease and infection. This quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of the ailments that can affect bones. You'll be tested on types of bone diseases and deformities.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The assessment tools will gauge your comprehension of:

  • Types of bone tumors
  • What causes misshapen and deformed bones
  • How vitamin deficiencies affect bones

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on bone diseases
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about the importance of vitamins and minerals for the bones and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - apply your knowledge to answer questions on bone tumors

Additional Learning

The lesson called Major Pathologies of Bone will guide you through major bone diseases in more detail. The key objectives of the lesson are as follows:

  • Define osteitis, periostitis, osteonecrosis and osteomyelitis
  • Distinguish between primary and secondary bone cancer
  • Name the most common type of benign bone tumor
  • Define craniosynostosis
  • Explain the definition and causes of osteomalacia and osteoporosis