Skinner, Harry B. Department of Orthopedic Surgery, School of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, California.
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- Septic arthritis
- Rheumatoid arthritis
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Disturbances in the structure and function of the skeletal system. The musculoskeletal system provides a rigid structural frame that permits locomotion through muscle action and aids in the functioning of the other organ systems. It also houses blood-forming marrow tissue and stores calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, and a variety of other ionic species. Bone is unique among the tissues of the body in that it responds to injury by re-forming itself identically over time, without scarring.
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