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Skeletal System Homeostatic Imbalances Quiz


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With a contusion, ______________ruptures at the injured site causing the tissue to turn black and blue.

A. Ligaments

B. Muscle

C. Bone

D. Blood vessels


A __________is a stretching or tearing of ligaments often caused by rapid changes in direction or collision.

A. Contusion

B. Sprain

C. Strain

D. Fracture


An ___________fracture is one where the bone penetrates the skin.

A. Closed

B. Comminuted

C. Open

D. Transverse


72 year old Betty was told by her doctor that she has low bone mass and structural deterioration of bone tissue. Her bones look like they have a bunch of space or pores in them. The doctor explained that the patient has ____________________ and is more likely to fracture than someone else her age without this disease.

A. Osteoporosis

B. Osteoblastoma

C. Osteocytoma

D. Osteogenesis imperfecta


45 y/o Heather has loved to sew all her life. However, she has noted that her fingers are beginning to sway outward, making it difficult to hold a needle and thread. Her joints also hurt. The doctor examined Heather and noted that she has inflammation in the lining of the joints, pain and swelling. The doctor explained to Heather that she has an autoimmune process and her diagnosis is__________________________.

A. Osteoporosis

B. Osteoarthritis

C. Rheumatoid arthritis

D. Normal aging


A _____________ is a stretching or tearing of muscle.

A. Contusion

B. Strain

C. Sprain

D. Fracture


______________is a cancer of the body’s blood-forming tissues, including the bone marrow and the lymphatic system.

A. Multiple myeloma

B. Leukemia

C. Multiple sclerosis

D. Rheumatoid Arthritis


A 16 year old football quarterback was getting ready to throw the ball to his team mate. Before he could throw the ball, he was hit straight onto his arm that was up and ready to throw the ball. He screamed in pain as his humeral head was displaced from the socket. X-rays revealed that he has (a) _________________________.

A. Fracture

B. Dislocation

C. Scoliosis

D. Osteoarthritis


The study of hematopoiesis:

A. can help scientist understand how bone is formed

B. can help scientists and clinicians to understand better the processes behind blood disorders and cancers.

C. can help scientist understand the recovery process after a mild injury

D. can help scientist determine the number of days it destroy bone in osteoporosis.


65 year old male has ridden his bike over heavy, mountainous terrain for over 30 years. He has noted increasing knee and hip pain in both legs. The doctor took Xrays and noted that there was significant breakdown of cartilage between the joints and his bones were rubbing together. The doctor diagnosed the man with _______________________.

A. Myalgia

B. Rheumatoid arthritis

C. Osteoarthritis

D. Osteoporosis


An 85 year old woman lost her balance and fell backwards, landing on her bottom. Upon hitting the ground and for hours afterward, she complained of severe back pain. Her family took her to the doctor for Xrays and it was revealed she had compressed her thoracic vertebral bones (T8 & T9), resulting in a fracture. This type of fracture is called a ________________fracture.

A. compression

B. spiral

C. greenstick

D. transverse


A(an) ________________is a painful condition impacting the cushioning between the bones, tendons and muscles near the joints causing aching and stiffness in the joints.

A. Tendonitis

B. Bursitis

C. Pathologic fracture

D. Carpal tunnel syndrome


A _______________fracture is one where the bone is fractured into many small pieces , like the bone has been crushed or splintered.

A. transverse

B. oblique

C. comminuted

D. spiral


______________is the term for the formation of cellular blood components.

A. Hematology

B. Osteoblastogenesis

C. Hematopoiesis

D. Osteoclastogenesis


A 2 year child fell off the trampoline and landed on his outstretched right arm. Due to the child’s long lasting wimpers in pain, the parents took him to the doctor. The X-ray revealed a significant bending of the bone with a minimal fracture. This is called a ____________fracture.

A. comminuted

B. spiral

C. compression

D. greenstick


A _____________ is a blunt force injury that occurs to the soft tissues.

A. Contusion

B. Strain

C. Sprain

D. Fracture


___________is a condition where a group of plasma cells becomes cancerous and multiplies.

A. Multiple myeloma

B. Multiple sclerosis

C. Rheumatoid arthritis

D. Osteoarthritis


17 year old MJ is a long distance runner, and runs at least 8 miles a day, often running 10 miles a day. MJ started noticing foot pain at the base of his fifth metatarsal, and the pain became so severe he could no longer run or walk. MJ went to the doctor and Xray revealed a small fracture in the bone due to overuse. This type of fracture is called a ___________fracture.

A. commintuted

B. impacted

C. stress

D. transverse




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