lose excessive amounts of bone tissue
osteoporosis
inflammation of the joints
arthritis
leading cause of physical disability among elderly people
osteoarthritis
this can cause severe deformities
rheumatoid arthritis
caused by a disturbance in the bodys metabolism
gout
causes the skeletal muscles to become weaker overtime
muscular dystrophy
a broken bone
fracture
used to keep the broken end of the bone in allignment until the fracture can be permanetely repaired
traction
a fracture that occurs at the topof the femur
hip fractures
the surgical removal of all or part of an extremity
amputation
the feeling a body part is still present after an amputation
phantom pain