Ch 17: Alterations of the Musculoskeletal System: Help and Review

About This Chapter

The Alterations of the Musculoskeletal System chapter of this College Pathophysiology Help and Review course is the simplest way to master alterations of the musculoskeletal system. This chapter uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long, plus lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure students learn the essentials of alterations of the musculoskeletal system.

Who's it for?

Anyone who needs help learning or mastering college pathology material will benefit from taking this course. You will be able to grasp the subject matter faster, retain critical knowledge longer and earn better grades. You're in the right place if you:

  • Have fallen behind in understanding arthritis, muscular dystrophy, osteoporosis or any other musculoskeletal condition.
  • Need an efficient way to learn about alterations of the musculoskeletal system.
  • Learn best with engaging auditory and visual tools.
  • Struggle with learning disabilities or learning differences, including autism and ADHD.
  • Experience difficulty understanding your teachers.
  • Missed class time and need to catch up.
  • Can't access extra science learning resources at school.

How it works:

  • Start at the beginning, or identify the topics that you need help with.
  • Watch and learn from fun videos, reviewing as needed.
  • Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
  • Test your understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
  • Submit questions to one of our instructors for personalized support if you need extra help.
  • Verify you're ready by completing the Alterations of the Musculoskeletal System chapter exam.

Why it works:

  • Study Efficiently: Skip what you know, review what you don't.
  • Retain What You Learn: Engaging animations and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
  • Be Ready on Test Day: Use the Alterations of the Musculoskeletal System chapter exam to be prepared.
  • Get Extra Support: Ask our subject-matter experts any relevant question. They're here to help!
  • Study With Flexibility: Watch videos on any web-ready device.

Students will review:

In this chapter, you'll learn the answers to questions including:

  • How is the human bone and muscular system structured?
  • What are the treatment options for muscular dystrophy?
  • What are the causes of osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis?
  • Are there any treatment options for osteoporosis?
  • Can Lyme disease, psoriasis and sepsis lead to arthritis?
  • What are the signs of Marfan Syndrome?

23 Lessons in Chapter 17: Alterations of the Musculoskeletal System: Help and Review
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Bone Tissue: Functions and Types

1. Bone Tissue: Functions and Types

In this lesson, we will explore bone as a connective tissue. We will discuss the anatomy of bone, as well as the cell types which make up bone, including how bone is formed and broken down.

Skeletal System and Muscular System

2. Skeletal System and Muscular System

Do you know how many bones are in the human body? Check out this video lesson to uncover the answer, as well as understand the role and importance of the skeletal and muscular systems.

Joints: Structure and Functions

3. Joints: Structure and Functions

Find out what part of your body is affected when you tear your meniscus, how synovial fluid is made, what the synovial membrane helps to comprise, what a joint is, and why a joint capsule is important.

What is Myopathy? - Definition, Causes & Symptoms

4. What is Myopathy? - Definition, Causes & Symptoms

This lesson will discuss what a myopathy is. We'll mention the two major classes of myopathies and some examples of each, as well as how they may be diagnosed and treated.

Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy: Affected Locations, Signs & Treatments

5. Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy: Affected Locations, Signs & Treatments

Duchenne muscular dystrophy is a devastating form of muscular dystrophy that affects one in 3,600 boys. This lesson explores the reason Duchenne muscular dystrophy occurs, as well as its diagnosis, treatment, and patient prognosis.

Osteoarthritis: Causes, Mechanism, and Treatment

6. Osteoarthritis: Causes, Mechanism, and Treatment

This lesson will discuss osteoarthritis. We'll talk about the basic pathophysiology behind what occurs in this condition, the risk factors involved, and the way by which it can be diagnosed and treated.

What is Rheumatoid Arthritis? - Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

7. What is Rheumatoid Arthritis? - Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

This lesson explores a very common and well-known form of inflammatory arthritis called rheumatoid arthritis. We'll discuss why it occurs, how it can be diagnosed, how it differs from osteoarthritis, and how it can be treated.

What is Ankylosing Spondylitis? - Symptoms & Treatment

8. What is Ankylosing Spondylitis? - Symptoms & Treatment

This lesson will go over a condition called ankylosing spondylitis and whom it is most likely to affect, why it may occur, what symptoms and signs it causes, and the way it can diagnosed and treated.

What is Gout? - Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

9. What is Gout? - Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

This lesson will cover a condition known as gout as well as the physiological mechanism behind its formation. We'll cover important clinical signs, diagnostics steps, and treatments utilized for this disease.

How Psoriasis Can Cause Arthritis

10. How Psoriasis Can Cause Arthritis

This lesson will discuss a condition called psoriatic arthritis. You'll find out if it's related to psoriasis, how your own body's defense systems may play a role, and how it can be diagnosed and treated.

Infectious Causes of Arthritis: Sepsis and Lyme

11. Infectious Causes of Arthritis: Sepsis and Lyme

This lesson will discuss septic arthritis and how Lyme disease may play a role in the development of arthritis. We'll talk about the ways septic arthritis may be diagnosed and treated.

What is Osteomyelitis? - Definition, Symptoms & Treatment

12. What is Osteomyelitis? - Definition, Symptoms & Treatment

This lesson will discuss something known as osteomyelitis. We'll talk about why it may occur, what a sequestrum and involucrum have to do with it, and how it can be diagnosed and treated.

What is Osteoporosis? - Definition, Causes & Treatment

13. What is Osteoporosis? - Definition, Causes & Treatment

Osteoporosis affects more than ten million people and causes more than one million fractures in the United States alone. Everyone is at risk for osteoporosis, but women are especially vulnerable. Learn more about this condition, including risk factors, causes, signs, diagnosis, and treatment in this video lesson.

Osteomalacia and Rickets:  Causes and Symptoms

14. Osteomalacia and Rickets: Causes and Symptoms

This lesson will discuss two similar conditions that are called osteomalacia and rickets. You'll find out whom they affect, why it happens, how they are diagnosed, and how they may be treated.

Paget's Disease of Bone: Causes, Symptoms & Treatments

15. Paget's Disease of Bone: Causes, Symptoms & Treatments

This lesson will discuss a condition known as Paget's disease of bone. We'll talk about its risk factors, why it occurs, how a doctor may diagnose it, as well as how it may be treated.

The Types of Broken Bones and Luxations

16. The Types of Broken Bones and Luxations

In this lesson, you'll learn about the many different kinds of bone fractures that may occur. We'll discuss open, closed, comminuted, complete, incomplete, and many other types of fractures and joint dislocations.

The Different Types of Skeletal and Muscle Tumors

17. The Different Types of Skeletal and Muscle Tumors

In this lesson, we'll take a look at three different types of cancers. One affects the bones and two affect different types of muscles in your body. We'll also go over how they may be diagnosed and treated.

Marfan Syndrome:  Signs and Management

18. Marfan Syndrome: Signs and Management

This lesson will explore a condition known as Marfan syndrome. It's a potentially deadly disease that involves everything from the skeleton to the heart. Find out more as we take a look at why it occurs and how it may be treated.

What is Seronegative Rheumatoid Arthritis? - Symptoms & Treatment

19. What is Seronegative Rheumatoid Arthritis? - Symptoms & Treatment

This lesson provides a definition of the condition known as seronegative rheumatoid arthritis, an autoimmune disease that causes joint pain. We will also cover some of the known treatments for this condition.

Achondroplasia Dwarfism: Definition, Symptoms & Treatment

20. Achondroplasia Dwarfism: Definition, Symptoms & Treatment

Did you know that there are different kinds of dwarfism? In this lesson, you will learn about achondroplasia dwarfism. You will be able to define achondroplasia, identify symptoms, and learn about healthcare related to this type of dwarfism.

Antecubital Fossa: Definition & Anatomy

21. Antecubital Fossa: Definition & Anatomy

In this lesson, we will explore what the term antecubital fossa means as well as where it is located and why this little nook of the human body has this particular name.

Cubital Tunnel Syndrome: Causes & Symptoms

22. Cubital Tunnel Syndrome: Causes & Symptoms

Cubital tunnel syndrome is a lesser-known cousin of carpal tunnel syndrome. Read this lesson to learn about what this syndrome is, what the symptoms are, and what causes it to develop in the first place.

Cubital Tunnel Syndrome: Treatment & Exercises

23. Cubital Tunnel Syndrome: Treatment & Exercises

Cubital tunnel syndrome is a cousin condition to carpal tunnel syndrome, something almost everyone has heard of in an era where we spend so much time using computers. This lesson will explain cubital tunnel syndrome and the treatment options available.

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