Week 8: A 65-year-old male presents with a painful left finger…

Week 8: A 65-year-old male presents with a painful left finger, he is unable to bend it and it is significantly swollen.  He has a history of osteoarthritis.OA is a disease of articular cartilage and subchondral bone in diarthrodial joints. Please explain. What is the role of osteophytes in OA? How do NSAIDS affect OA? How does weight loss affect OA?

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Week 8: A 6-year-old male fell out of a tree and broke his left ulna. What is the significance of a growth plate? How is bone formed? What is the role of the following bone formation: hormones (GH + sex hormones), Ca2+, stress; low Ca2+ increases PTH. Compare and contrast the various types of fractures.

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