a. Signs/Symptoms of Chondromalacia Patellae. Included are the following:
Compression of the patellae (kneecap) is painful.
A grating sound is heard when the patella is palpated.
b. Treatment of Chondromalacia Patellae. Rest is the first treatment. Surgery
may be necessary to remove articular cartilage.
This condition is an inflammatory process involving the bone. Osteomyelitis can
be chronic or acute and is a pus-producing bone infection. Causes of osteomyelitis
include disease-causing bacteria, lesions, trauma, and sickle cell anemia.
a. Signs/Symptoms of Osteomyelitis. Included are the following:
Surrounding tissue dies.
b. Treatment of Osteomyelitis. Treatment includes administering large doses
of antibiotics intravenously and bed rest.
1-19. CLOSING STATEMENT
Musculoskeletal diseases are common and many are chronic requiring long-term or
minimally effective therapy. The diseases studied in this lesson are common in all
populations and will require medical and/or surgical treatments which you may need to
directly or indirectly provide.